Determination and Freedom in Creation Mediated by Sign Systems

Détermination et Liberté dans la Création Médiée par les Systèmes de Signes

Newton Duarte Efrain Maciel e Silva Ricardo Eleutério dos Anjos About the authors


This article examines the relationship between determination and freedom in the human act of creation mediated by the use of sign systems. To this end, an approximation is made between György Lukács’ philosophical-ontological reflection on the dialectic between teleology and causality in work activity and analysis carried out by Lev Vigotski on the importance of sign systems for human psychic development. It is concluded that creation involves complex relations between the freedom of the subjects and the socio-cultural determinations.

Creation; Creativity; Freedom; György Lukács; Lev Vygotsky

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