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Earth and Reveries of Will: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter (The Bachelard Translations)
Although English translations of the other books in the series on the elements – air, water and fire – are available from Dallas Institute Publications, this is the first translation of his 1978 work on earth. Totaling 418 pages, this book is by far the weightiest, perhaps appropriately so, as earth itself is heavy. In Earth and Reveries of Will, Bachelard augments our und ...more
Hardcover, 418 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
(first published 1948)
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Confesso que quando chega nessa parte do percurso eu já tô arrepiando pro Bachelard. Na verdade, os volumes sobre a terra são os mais maçantes, talvez por serem justamente dois. Depois de partir pros devaneios do repouso, finalmente será o momento de reler os devaneios sobre o espaço e recuperar uma certa leveza da coisa. O imaginário da terra é pesado, literalmente.
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 ...more