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Henri Bergson: Key Writings (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)

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This volume brings together generous selections from his major texts: Time and Free Will, Matter and Memory, Creative Evolution, Mind-Energy, The Creative Mind, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion and Laughter. In addition it features material from the Melanges never before translated in English, such as the correspondence between Bergson and William James. The volume

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Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 22nd 2002 by Bloomsbury Academic
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this is a later later addition: reading bergson article on the sep website (stanford encyclopedia of philosophy), the argument is that the innovative thought which he comes to is 'multiplicity' and this needs further explanation. it is not just me having trouble understanding it. have i tried to explain it? i try again, summarizing: 'qualitative multiplicity' is heterogeneous (singularities), continuous (interpenetrating), dualistic (oppositional at extremes), progressive (temporal, not given al ...more
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Henri Bergson (1859–1941) was one of the most famous and influential French philosophers of the late 19th century-early 20th century. Although his international fame reached cult-like heights during his lifetime, his influence decreased notably after the second World War. While such French thinkers as Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, and Lévinas explicitly acknowledged his influence on their thought, it is ...more
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