Insight and Outlook An Inquiry into the Common Foundations of Science, Art and Social Ethics By Koestler, Arthur (Book – 1949) I am really excited about this book. I am only 146 pages into it, but it rings a bell from all sides of my brain. It seems to be a child from the minds of Pinker, Woody Allen, Hofstadter and Annie Dillard, but being from 1949, Arthur Koestler must be the father of these inspiring thoughts about nature, creativity and human nature (ha!, the intersection, at last!).
“The bisociative disruption of a field may serve merely the purposes of comic effects it may serve the affective tendency of thought to drift from field to field along junctional links of least resistance; but it may on the contrary, signify a revolutionary departure from traditional patterns of thought, a creative synthesis between two fields, between hitherto unconnected aspects of the phenomenal world: in other words it may enter the services of invention and discovery.” p.52