Creative Evolution

Creative Evolution

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by H. Bergson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230517218

ISBN-13: 9780230517219

Pub. Date: 07/12/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK


The most famous and influential work of distinguished French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859–1941), Creative Evolution features the fullest expression of the philosopher's ideas about the problem of existence, propounding a theory of evolution completely distinct from these of earlier thinkers and scientists.
In discussing the meaning of life,

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The most famous and influential work of distinguished French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859–1941), Creative Evolution features the fullest expression of the philosopher's ideas about the problem of existence, propounding a theory of evolution completely distinct from these of earlier thinkers and scientists.
In discussing the meaning of life, Bergson considers the order of nature and the form of intelligence, including the geometrical tendency of the intellect, and examines mechanisms of thought and illusion. In addition, he presents a critique of the idea of immutability and the concept of nothingness, from Plato and Aristotle through the evolutionism of his contemporaries.
Bergson's influence on Marcel Proust and other twentieth-century writers renders a grasp of his theories imperative to students of literature as well as philosophy. Historians of science and other readers will also appreciate the importance of this milestone in philosophical and evolutionary thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230517219
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/12/2007
Series:
Henri Bergson Centennial Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface--K.Ansell Pearson
• Foreword--K.Ansell Pearson
• Introduction
• The Evolution of Life: Mechanism and Teleology
• The Divergent Directions of the Evolution of Life: Torpor, Intelligence, Instinct
• On the Meaning of Life: The Order of Nature and the Form of Intelligence
• The Cinematographical Mechanism of Thought and the Mechanistic Illusion: A Glance at the History of Systems--Real Becoming and False Evolution

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Creative Evolution 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is not about god.So do not read if you think this book is about god.The word Creative as used in the title refers more to the secular side of our biological creative form than to a one entity creator.
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