By Darrin M. McMahon
Genius. The be aware connotes a virtually unworldly energy: the facility to create, to understand common secrets and techniques, even to break. As popular highbrow historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the idea that of genius will be traced again to antiquity, whilst males of significant perception have been regarded as instructed by way of demons. the trendy concept of genius emerged in pressure with a turning out to be trust in human equality; contesting the idea that every one are created equivalent, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of awesome contributors no longer ruled by way of usual legislation. this day, the assumption of genius has develop into cheapenedrock stars and soccer coaches earn the time period with doubtless an identical ease as astrophysicists and philosophersyet our enduring fascination with it displays the wishes, wishes, and fears of standard people. the 1st complete background of this mysterious but foundational proposal, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius from Socrates to Napoleon to...
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Divine Fury: A History of Genius by Darrin M. McMahon