Creativity has something to do with bringing forth

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CREATIVITY - Has something to do with bringing forth something new. It is an immediate result of critical thinking aimed as solving certain problems or dealing with certain situations in everyday life. For example, where one is  unable to use a regular toothbrush, because he/she forgot it somewhere,  creativity demands that one looks for an alternative in order to bruch his/her teeth. NOTE: It is very important to remember or carry along the above
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meaning of the terms given above as you move to the  next stages of this lesson. QUESTION: Is it possible that small children of the ages 6 months - 1  year think critically and creatively. ACTIVITY: Together with a friend, discuss and note down the  various contexts where thinking, critically and creatively  is important. Having reminded ourselves of the important concepts in critical and  creative thinking, we now move to the next stage where the ideas of Kwasi  Wiredu are examined. -According to Kwasi Wiredu:  man lives in a complex world  Despite this complexity, man must understand the world in which he  lives  This understanding is difficult, unfishable but an attempt is essential.  Throughout history, therefore, philosophers, who are men and women  in this world, have been engaged in trying to understand the world.  This understanding is not just an end in itself. It generally for the  practical good of man, for the improvement of society.  This improvement of society actually implies change, which is  apparently inevitable in society.  Now, whereas change is inevitable in society, the ideas leading to this  change have to be managed carefully and reasonably, otherwise we  could end up with half-baked ideas leading to change that is disastrous to society.  This is particularly so in Africa where we are under pressure to change  our political, ans social organization from modern conditions and  foreign influence. NOTE: The above brief is important for the philosopher  because it is here, as Wiredu suggests, that the  philosopher comes in. But how does the philosopher  come in? The next stage shows us clearly.
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The philosopher, who is expected to be a thinker, must let his voice be  heard on what mode of organization is best suited for the society. He must take an active part, leading in the praisal of our traditional culture. The philosopher should be able to reveal the basic principles on which to  manage this change Whereas change is inevitable, change for the sake of mere change could  be disastrous. The philosophers need to look critically and advise  accordingly.
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