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The Moral Purposes of Creators

Publication Authors: 
Seana Moran

Creativity is a novel yet appropriate contribution to a work domain such as literature. Creative people are often portrayed as amoral or even immoral troublemakers because they do not adhere to, and sometimes upset, accepted social or cultural norms. My study of how commitment functions among writers suggests this portrayal may not be accurate. The most creative writers, those who transform readers and other writers use of literature, invest in a passion to change minds toward what they believe is a more moral perspective. They infuse their writing with a moral purpose to right perceived wrongs or highlight perceived rights.