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Comprehensive assessment of the full spectrum of works by way of one in all twentieth-century France’s most unusual thinkers.

Gaston Bachelard, certainly one of twentieth-century France’s most unusual thinkers, is understood through English-language readers essentially because the writer of The Poetics of Space and several 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 presents a complete creation to Bachelard’s paintings, demonstrating how his writings at the literary mind's eye should be higher understood within the context of his exploration of ways wisdom works in technology. After an outline of Bachelard’s writings at the clinical brain because it used to be reworked by way of relativity, quantum physics, and sleek chemistry, Smith examines Bachelard’s works at the mind's eye in gentle of specific highbrow values Bachelard derived from technological know-how. His trajectory from technological know-how to a in particular literary mind's eye is traced through spotting his trouble with what technological know-how teaches approximately how we all know, and his expanding preoccupation with questions of being while facing poetic imagery. Smith additionally explores the cloth and dynamic mind's eye linked to the 4 elements—fire, water, air, and earth—and the phenomenology of artistic 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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