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Richard Swedberg

Inviting Creativity When You Theorize

by Richard Swedberg

It is natural to want your theorizing to be more creative, but is it possible to affect it in this direction? And if so, how do you go about it? Most would agree that it is actually impossible to give a prescription for how to be creative. What you can do, however, it will be argued in this note, is to invite creativity. That is, you can put yourself in a position where you may succeed in creating something new and valuable. A natural way...

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