Searcher08, I agree with your assessment somewhat of Black Hat thinking (Aristotelian, law, old-fashioned, etc) but I would argue that using logic can be and is creative. You can, of course, create a closed system and become enslave to it without any spontaneity or improvisation allowed.But, likewise for many "being creative" "trusting my feelings" "going with my gut" "empathizing over analyzing" creates its own pattern of relating and responding to the world without any analysis that creates its own limiting logic that has no external structure or safeguards.
Freedom without structure, feed back or discipline is ultimately as limiting as hyper critical proof based analysis. By being obligated to run impressions and feelings through other formal systems you can make insights and connections you wouldn't have done so if you were left to your own preferences. Granted, running logical arguments through how you relate and feel about them or their results can give you great insights to. But I would caution about looking at logic and evidence based systems as old-fashioned. They really have only been on the scene a short time and not used regularly by most. Creative thinking, going with our gut, trusting our instinct, etc are very old fashioned. Its what we've been running since we've been upright. Logic is a recent invention.
CW, I thought you were done in this thread? Like two-times.
If I knew all mysteries and all knowledge, and have not charity, I am nothing. St. Paul
I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind. Eric Hoffer