Gaston Bachelard





Gaston Bachelard


Born
in France
June 27, 1884

Died
October 16, 1962

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Gaston Bachelard was a French philosopher who rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the French academy. His most important work is on poetics and on the philosophy of science. To the latter he introduced the concepts of epistemological obstacle and epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique et rupture épistémologique). He influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser.

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The Poetics of Space

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The Psychoanalysis of Fire

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The Poetics of Reverie

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4.27 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 1960 — 14 editions
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Water and Dreams: An Essay ...

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Air and Dreams: An Essay on...

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4.31 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1943 — 9 editions
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On Poetic Imagination and R...

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The Flame of a Candle

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Formation of the Scientific...

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Earth and Reveries of Will:...

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Lautréamont

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More books by Gaston Bachelard…
“I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

“To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.”
Gaston Bachelard

“Rilke wrote: 'These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

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