Daedalus and Icarus

  • Massimo Negrotti
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 4)


History and mythology agree to assign to the human ambition to build objects inspired by nature a very ancient origin. It is certain that the ambition to reproduce and improve natural objects and events constitutes for humans a sort of constant goal, almost an imperative whose achievement seems to be linked not only to practical utility, but also to people’s deepest psychology. Furthermore, when the reproduction takes the form of artistic, literary, or musical representation, the representational bias clearly shows how the externalization of one’s visions of the world is definitely a universal need for human beings.


Conventional Technology Ancient Origin Mathematical Creation Musical Representation Natural Instance 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DISC-LCA, Lab for the Culture of the ArtificialUniversità di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’UrbinoItaly

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