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Chase, Chance, and Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty / Edition 2
     

Chase, Chance, and Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty / Edition 2

by James H. Austin
 

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ISBN-10: 0262511355

ISBN-13: 9780262511353

Pub. Date: 09/14/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262511353
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/14/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
806,631
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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