The act of creation

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Hutchinson, Nov 29, 1976 - Psychology - 748 pages
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User Review  - yarkan - LibraryThing

Interesting to think about the idea of creativity and humour have connections with bringing together different perspectives. I liked the continuum of human endeavours, showing biology is closer to the humanities. Read full review

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Koestler puts forward his theory of the shared mental processes that take place in the successful artistic, scientific, and comedic mind, which he calls bisociation. He discusses how discovery of a ... Read full review

Contents

From the Foreword to the First Edition by Professor
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Preface to the Second Danube Edition
23
n LAUGHTER AND EMOTION
51
Copyright

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Arthur Koestler was born on September 5, 1905 in Budapest, Hungary and studied at the University of Vienna. Koestler was a Middle East correspondent for several German newspapers, wrote for the Manchester Guardian, the London Times and the New York Herald Tribune. Koestler wrote Darkness at Noon, which centers on the destructiveness of politics, The Act of Creation, a book about creativity, and The Ghost in the Machine, which bravely attacks behaviorism. Arthur Koestler died in London on March 3, 1983.

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