By David N. Stamos

Explores the technology and inventive strategy in the back of Poe’s cosmological treatise.

In 1848, virtually a 12 months and a part sooner than Edgar Allan Poe died on the age of 40, his e-book Eureka used to be released. In it, he weaved jointly his medical speculations in regards to the universe together with his personal literary concept, theology, and philosophy of technological know-how. even if Poe himself thought of it to be his magnum opus, Eureka has regularly been neglected or underappreciated, occasionally even to the purpose of being idea an difficult hoax. Remarkably, even if, in Eureka Poe expected at the very least 9 significant theories and advancements in twentieth-century technology, together with the massive Bang conception, multiverse concept, and the answer to Olbers’ paradox. during this book—the first committed particularly to Poe’s technology side—David N. Stamos, a thinker of technology, combines clinical historical past with research of Poe’s lifestyles and paintings to spotlight the inventive and medical achievements of this article. He examines Poe’s literary conception, theology, and highbrow improvement, after which compares Poe’s realizing of technological know-how with that of scientists and philosophers from his personal time to the current. subsequent, Stamos items jointly and clarifies Poe’s thought of medical mind's eye, which he then makes an attempt to replace and safeguard by means of offering a number of case experiences of eureka moments in smooth technology and by way of looking insights from comparative biography and psychology, cognitive technological know-how, neuroscience, and evolution.

David N. Stamos teaches philosophy at York collage in Toronto. he's the writer of a number of books, together with Darwin and the character of Species, additionally released via SUNY Press.

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