By Roch C. Smith
Gaston Bachelard, one in all twentieth-century France’s most unique thinkers, is understood by way of English-language readers essentially because the writer of The Poetics of Space and a number of other books at the mind's eye, yet he made major contributions to the philosophy and background of technology. during this e-book, Roch C. Smith offers a finished advent to Bachelard’s paintings, demonstrating how his writings at the literary mind's eye should be larger understood within the context of his exploration of ways wisdom works in technology. After an summary of Bachelard’s writings at the medical brain because it was once reworked by means of relativity, quantum physics, and sleek chemistry, Smith examines Bachelard’s works at the mind's eye in mild of specific highbrow values Bachelard derived from technological know-how. His trajectory from technological know-how to a particularly literary mind's eye is traced by way of spotting his challenge with what technology teaches approximately how we all know, and his expanding preoccupation with questions of being while facing poetic imagery. Smith additionally explores the fabric and dynamic mind's eye linked to the 4 elements—fire, water, air, and earth—and the phenomenology of inventive mind's eye in Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, his Poetics of Reverie, and within the fragments of Poetics of Fire.
Roch C. Smith is Professor Emeritus of French on the college of North Carolina at Greensboro and the writer of Understanding Alain Robbe-Grillet.
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Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated: Philosopher of Science and Imagination (SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought) by Roch C. Smith