By David N. Stamos
In 1848, nearly a 12 months and a part ahead of Edgar Allan Poe died on the age of 40, his publication Eureka used to be released. In it, he weaved jointly his medical speculations in regards to the universe together with his personal literary thought, theology, and philosophy of technology. even if Poe himself thought of it to be his magnum opus, Eureka has commonly been neglected or underappreciated, occasionally even to the purpose of being idea an complicated hoax. Remarkably, besides the fact that, in Eureka Poe expected no less than 9 significant theories and advancements in twentieth-century technological know-how, together with the large Bang conception, multiverse concept, and the answer to Olbers’ paradox. during this book—the first dedicated particularly to Poe’s technology side—David N. Stamos, a thinker of technology, combines clinical history with research of Poe’s lifestyles and paintings to focus on the artistic and clinical achievements of this article. He examines Poe’s literary idea, theology, and highbrow improvement, after which compares Poe’s realizing of technology with that of scientists and philosophers from his personal time to the current. subsequent, Stamos items jointly and clarifies Poe’s idea of clinical mind's eye, which he then makes an attempt to replace and shield via offering quite a few case stories of eureka moments in smooth technology and through looking insights from comparative biography and psychology, cognitive technology, neuroscience, and evolution.
David N. Stamos teaches philosophy at York collage in Toronto. he's the writer of numerous books, together with Darwin and the character of Species, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.
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