Matter And Memory / Edition 1

Matter And Memory / Edition 1

by Henri Louis Bergson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1602065497

ISBN-13: 9781602065499

Pub. Date: 06/01/2007

Publisher: Cosimo

A monumental work by an important modern philosopher, Matter and Memory (1896) represents one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Nobel Prize-winner Henri Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom of choice. Bergson's efforts to reconcile the…  See more details below

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A monumental work by an important modern philosopher, Matter and Memory (1896) represents one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Nobel Prize-winner Henri Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom of choice. Bergson's efforts to reconcile the facts of biology to a theory of consciousness offered a challenge to the mechanistic view of nature, and his philosophy can be regarded as a forerunner to later developments in relativity theory and conceptions of mental process. His original and innovative views exercised a profound influence on other philosophers -- including James, Whitehead, and Santayana -- as well as novelists such as Dos Passos and Proust. Essential to an understanding of Bergson's philosophy and its legacy, Matter and Memory is among Dover's Philosophical Classics. A collection of the major works in Western and Eastern philosophy, this new series ranges from ancient Greece to modern times. Its low-priced, high-quality, unabridged editions are ideal for teachers and students as well as for other readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602065499
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Chapter IOf the Selection of Images for Conscious Presentation. What our Body Means and Does1
Real action and virtual action1
Representation8
Realism and Idealism14
The choice of images17
Relation between representation and action35
The image and reality45
The image and affective sensation51
Nature of affective sensation55
The image, apart from sensation59
Natural extension of images62
Pure perception69
Approach to the problem of matter73
Memory81
Chapter IIOf the Recognition of Images. Memory and Brain86
The two forms of memory86
Movements and Recollections105
Recollections and movements118
Realization of memories145
Chapter IIIOf the Survival of Images. Memory and Mind170
Pure memory170
What the present is176
The unconscious181
Existence189
Relation of past and present191
Memory and general ideas201
The Association of Ideas212
The plane of action and the plane of dream217
The different planes of consciousness220
Attention to life225
Mental equilibrium227
The Office of the body231
Chapter IVThe Delimiting and Fixing of Images. Perception and Matter: Soul and Body233
The problem of dualism233
Description of the Method238
Indivisibility of movement246
Real movement254
Perception and matter259
Duration and tension267
Extensity and extension277
Soul and body291
Summary and Conclusion299
Index333

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