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Divine fury : a history of genius

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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
McMahon, Darrin M.
Title Statement
Divine fury : a history of genius / Darrin M. McMahon.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   Basic Books,   c2013.  
Physical Medium
xxii, 312 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9780465003259 (hardback)
요약
"Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, when men of great insight were thought to be advised by demons. The modern idea of genius emerged in tension with a growing belief in human equality; contesting the notion that all are created equal, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of extraordinary individuals not governed by ordinary laws. Today, the idea of genius has become cheapened-rock stars and football coaches earn the term with seemingly the same ease as astrophysicists and philosophers-yet our enduring fascination with it reflects the desires, needs, and fears of ordinary human beings. The first comprehensive history of this mysterious yet foundational concept, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius from Socrates to Napoleon to Einstein and beyond, analyzing its democratization, disappearance, and potential rebirth."--
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Gifted persons --History. Gifted persons --Biography. Intellectual life --History.
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245 1 0 ▼a Divine fury : ▼b a history of genius / ▼c Darrin M. McMahon.
260 ▼a New York : ▼b Basic Books, ▼c c2013.
300 ▼a xxii, 312 p., [24] p. of plates : ▼b ill. ; ▼c 25 cm.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ▼a "Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, when men of great insight were thought to be advised by demons. The modern idea of genius emerged in tension with a growing belief in human equality; contesting the notion that all are created equal, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of extraordinary individuals not governed by ordinary laws. Today, the idea of genius has become cheapened-rock stars and football coaches earn the term with seemingly the same ease as astrophysicists and philosophers-yet our enduring fascination with it reflects the desires, needs, and fears of ordinary human beings. The first comprehensive history of this mysterious yet foundational concept, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius from Socrates to Napoleon to Einstein and beyond, analyzing its democratization, disappearance, and potential rebirth."-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
650 0 ▼a Gifted persons ▼x History.
650 0 ▼a Gifted persons ▼v Biography.
650 0 ▼a Intellectual life ▼x History.
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Contents information

Author Introduction

대린 M. 맥마흔(지은이)

플로리다주립대학교 역사학과 교수로 재직 중이다. <월스트리트저널Wall Street Journal> <보스턴글로브The Boston Globe> 등에 역사 저널을 다수 기고하고 있으며, 쓴 책으로 《행복의 역사Happiness: A History and Enemies of the Enlightment》가 있다. 이 책 《천재에 대하여》에서는 고대부터 현재까지, 천재를 둘러싼 모든 역사를 폭넓고 깊이 있게 서술했다.

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