Creativity / Incompleteness / Philosophy

Being and Time

On the relationship between creativity and time.

Creativistic Philosophy

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While algorithms are characterized by finite amounts of information, creative systems develop over time, incorporating new information. An algorithm always stays the same, but having a memory means that a creative system grows bit by bit. Although the calculations going on in a system described by an algorithm are processes in time, such a system does not have any historical development, so in the long term, on some level of abstraction, it can be described as a timeless system because after a calculation, they come back to the same state they had before.

An algorithm (I am using the term here as a synonym to “Turing-machine”) describes a system with a fixed structure and fixed laws of operation. It can be described by a formal theory. A creative system, on the other hand, can get out of the scope of description of any formal theory describing it.

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