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Gaston Bachelard

Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) is a French philosopher, who is the author of "The Poetics of Space." He is considered one of the leading philosophers of Europe and is the author of many other books. He is known as a modest, but unusual, man, who grew from a young man working in public administration to win a chair in philosophy. As a university professor at the Sorbonne, he is loved and admired by his students. He begins his study in the philosophy of science but over the course of his career, he eventually turns to the philosophy of art and esthetics. During this change, he recognizes his acquired knowledge in science is inadequate to understand the poetic imagination.

Bachelard leads the reader on the journey through inhabited spaces. Through his eyes and poetic sensibility, the reader is introduced to the poetic imagery of space. He makes an heroic...

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