Foreword Reviews

Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination

2017 INDIES Winner
Silver, Philosophy (Adult Nonfiction)

In this book—the first devoted specifically to Poe’s science side—David N. Stamos, a philosopher of science, combines scientific background with analysis of Poe’s life and work to highlight the creative and scientific achievements of this text. He examines Poe’s literary theory, theology, and intellectual development, and then compares Poe’s understanding of science with that of scientists and philosophers from his own time to the present.