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After a while without any new posts, we have an interesting article from  Theodore Walker Jr. In his brief though incisive piece, he argues that, in Eureka, Poe’s success in anticipating future developments in Science is largely due to the ability of the natural philosophers of yore, and Poe’s,  to see poetry in nature. As […]

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A new article on Eureka presented at the Positively Poe Conference in Richmond

From July 24 to 26, the Positively Poe Conference took place in Charlotesville, Virginia, at the Virginia University, sponsored by The Poe Museum (Richmond, Vva.) and organized by Hal Poe and Alexandra Urakova. At this conference, René van Slooten have presented a remarkable lecture on Eureka – in one of the panels of the event.  […]

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Links and publications on Eureka

Edgar Allan Poe’s essay ‘Eureka’: links and publications http://www.eapoe.org/papers/misc1851/18600400.htm – ‘The Raven and Eureka’, Virginia University Magazine (1860): http://www.eapoe.org/papers/misc1851/nem18691.htm (Poe’s ‘Eureka’ and recent scientific speculations’, New Eclectic Magazine, Augustus 1869) http://www.eapoe.org/papers/misc1851/nem18692.htm (‘Eureka reconsidered’, New Eclectic Magazine; November 1869) http://www.eapoe.org/papers/misc1900/19070900.htm – ( ‘Poe as an Evolutionist’; Popular Science Monthly, September 1907) Kovalyov, Y. Edgar Allan Poe and […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Une penseé de la fin

Jean-François Côté Eureka: la fin du début est le début de la fin Eureka peut être lu comme le testament philosophique de Poe. Sous-titré Essai sur l’univers matëriel et spirituel, il était considéré par l’auteur comme son écrit ultime. Poe confiait dans ce sens à sa tante et belle-mère Maria Clemm, dans une lettre datée […]

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Physical Cosmology

By Alberto Cappi INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna In this paper I describe the scientific content of Eureka, the prose poem written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1848. In that work, starting from metaphysical assumptions, Poe claims that the Universe is finite in an infinite Space, and that it originated from a primordial Particle, […]

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The Evolving Universe of Edgar Allan Poe

By Alberto Cappi INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna In 1848, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) published Eureka: A Prose Poem, where he presented his original cosmology. Here I shall briefly describe Poe’s cosmology in is historical context, showing how Poe could conceive an evolving universe based on Newtonian physics and the astronomical knowledge of the […]

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KOSMOGONIKON

Kosmogonikon   Ariel Ledesma Becerra     From what I read last year *, one of the texts that impressed me most was EdgarAllanPoe‘s ‘Eureka’.   Written in 1848, this cosmogony describes the ‘logical’ process of the creation of material universe by a spiritual force.   Poe called this essay ‘A Prose Poem’, which leaves […]

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John Astin’s article

Edgar Allan Poe Eureka CAXTONIAN JOURNAL OF THE CAXTON CLUB OF CHICAGO Volume VI, No. 5    May 1998 Poe’s Magnum Opus, Eureka: A Prose Poem By John Astin Until recent years, if you wanted to become one of the scant few who have actually read Edgar Alan Poe’s Masterwork, Eureka: A Prose Poem, it […]

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The Thought of a Thought – Edgar Allan Poe

The Thought of a Thought – Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is best known as a literary figure, a writer of short stories and poetry, but a surprisingamount of his thought was devoted to natural science, with which he seems to have had a love-hate relationship, asillustrated by his “Sonnet to Science” Science! […]

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