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The New Bergson : Angelaki Humanities - John Mullarkey

The New Bergson

Angelaki Humanities

By: John Mullarkey (Editor), Gerard Greenway (Editor)

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Published: 24th March 2006
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At the threshold of the twentieth century, Bergson reset the agenda for philosophy and its relationship with science, art and even life itself. Concerned with both examining and extolling the phenomena of time, change, and difference, he was at one point held as both "the greatest thinker in the world" and "the most dangerous man in the world." Yet the impact of his ideas was so all-pervasive among artists, philosophers and politicians alike, that by the end of the First World War it had become impossibly diffuse. In a manner imitating his own cult of change, the Bergsonian school departed from the scene almost as quickly as it had arrived. As part of a current resurgence of interest in Bergson, both in Europe and in North America, this collection of essays addresses the significance of his philosophical legacy for contemporary thought.

List of figuresp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: La Philosophie nouvelle, or Change in philosophyp. 1
History and Method
Philo, Spinoza, Bergson: the rise of an ecological agep. 18
Method in philosophyp. 32
Ontology
Bergson's conception of differencep. 42
Beneath relativity: Bergson and Bohm on absolute timep. 66
Mind
A letter from Bergson to John Deweyp. 84
Matter and memory on mind and body: final statements and new perspectivesp. 88
Bergson: the keyboards of forgettingp. 99
Bergson's concept of a personp. 118
Magicp. 135
Life
Bergson and creative evolution/involution: exposing the transcendental illusion of organismic lifep. 146
Bergson and the war against naturep. 168
Art
The rhythms of duration: Bergson and the art of Matissep. 184
Bergson and cinema: friends or foes?p. 209
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780719055539
ISBN-10: 0719055539
Series: Angelaki Humanities
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th March 2006
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition