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Chase, Chance, and Creativity : The Lucky Art of Novelty - James H. Austin

Chase, Chance, and Creativity

The Lucky Art of Novelty

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Published: 1st September 2003
For Ages: 18+ years old
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This first book by the author of "Zen and the Brain" examines the role of chance in the creative process. James Austin tells a personal story of the ways in which persistence, chance, and creativity interact in biomedical research; the conclusions he reaches shed light on the creative process in any field. Austin shows how, in his own investigations, unpredictable events shaped the outcome of his research and brought about novel results. He then goes beyond this story of serendipity to propose a new classification of the varieties of chance, drawing on his own research and examples from the history of science--including the famous accidents that led Fleming to the discovery of penicillin. Finally, he explores the nature of the creative process, considering not only the environmental and neurophysiological correlates of creativity but also the role of intuition in both scientific discoveries and spiritual quests. This updated MIT Press paperback edition includes a new introduction and recent material on medical research, creativity, and spirituality.

Anyone engaged in any kind of original work will find the book rewarding.-Anthony Storr, Washington Post

ISBN: 9780262511353
ISBN-10: 0262511355
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 1st September 2003
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 2