Friday, February 05, 2010

The Soul of Creativity

This part of the semester is always tough for me, so I can't give you a full-scale review of Roberta Kwall's new The Soul of Creativity (Google books) (Amazon), though I hope to do so eventually. Kwall sets out an account of creativity as spiritual and author's rights as fundamentally moral, recognizing the intertwining of their personalities with their works. It's a very well-done argument though on a lot of issues we are in sharp disagreement. A policy-oriented chapter on creating a moral rights law for the US is on SSRN if you want a sample of the book. Recommended reading for anyone with an interest in moral rights, or the respect accorded authors.

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