Critical mind and creative intelligence


Despite a long history of research and debate, currently there is still no universally accepted definition of “creative intelligence”. The word “intelligence” derives from the Latin noun intelligentĭa, which comes from the verb intelligĕre. According to some specialists, intelligĕre is a contraction of the Latin verb legĕre, connected to the adverb intŭs. A person who has intelligentĭa, is someone who is able “to read inside” or “to read beyond the limits” and understand the real, deep and authentic nature and essence of reality. According to other specialists, intelligĕre is a contraction of legĕre connected to ĭnter. In this semantic horizon, it is an ability to read “between the lines” and create semantic relationships among multiple elements in the conceptual network. Intelligence has been defined in many different ways, such as in terms of abstract thought, understanding, learning, self-awareness, communication, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity, metacognition, creative intelligence and problem solving. Following this area of research, in this article it is analyzed the relationship between “intelligence” and “creativity”, in connection with the concept of “creative intelligence” defined by John Dewey.