The Melancholy Android: On the Psychology of Sacred Machines

The Melancholy Android: On the Psychology of Sacred Machines

Eric G. Wilson


The depression Android is a mental learn of the impulses in the back of the construction of androids. Exploring 3 resourceful figures the mother, the golem, and the automaton and their appearances in fantasy, faith, literature, and picture, Eric G. Wilson tracks the advance of android-building and examines the trap of synthetic doubles untroubled via know-how of self. Drawing from the works of philosophers Ficino, Kleist, Freud, and Jung; writers Goethe, Coleridge, Shelley, and Poe; and films resembling city, the mother, and Blade Runner, this ebook not just deals a number websites from which to investigate the connection among brain and desktop, but in addition considers a urgent paradoxical limitation loving machines we wish to hate."

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