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Bergsonian Mind

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'The Bergsonian Mind is accessible to those recently encountering Bergson’s philosophy, and it is a reserve of nuanced research for Bergson scholars. This much-needed collection will reward those interested in philosophy, political theory, the history of physical sciences, sociology, and aesthetics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.' - CHOICE

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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) is widely regarded as one of the most original and important philosophers of the twentieth century. His work explored a rich panoply of subjects, including time, memory, free will and humour and we owe the popular term elan vital to a fundamental insight of Bergson's. Les mer

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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) is widely regarded as one of the most original and important philosophers of the twentieth century. His work explored a rich panoply of subjects, including time, memory, free will and humour and we owe the popular term elan vital to a fundamental insight of Bergson's. His books provoked responses from some of the leading thinkers and philosophers of his time, including Albert Einstein, William James and Bertrand Russell, and he is acknowledged as a fundamental influence on Marcel Proust.





The Bergsonian Mind is an outstanding, wide-ranging volume covering the major aspects of Bergson's thought, from his early influences to his continued relevance and legacy. Thirty-six chapters by an international team of leading Bergson scholars are divided into five clear parts:











Sources and Scene
Mind and World
Ethics and Politics
Reception
Bergson and Contemporary Thought.








In these sections fundamental topics are examined, including time, freedom and determinism, memory, perception, evolutionary theory, pragmatism and art and aesthetics. Bergson's impact beyond philosophy is also explored in chapters on Bergson and spiritualism, modernism, Proust and post-colonial thought.





An indispensable resource for anyone in Philosophy studying and researching Bergson's work, The Bergsonian Mind will also interest those in related disciplines, such as Literature, Religion, Sociology and French Studies.

Detaljer

Forlag
Routledge
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
512
ISBN
9780367074333
Utgivelsesår
2021
Format
25 x 17 cm

Om forfatteren

Mark Sinclair is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. He is the author of Bergson (2020) in the Routledge Philosophers series.


Yaron Wolf is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

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'The Bergsonian Mind is accessible to those recently encountering Bergson’s philosophy, and it is a reserve of nuanced research for Bergson scholars. This much-needed collection will reward those interested in philosophy, political theory, the history of physical sciences, sociology, and aesthetics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.' - CHOICE

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