New Bergson

New Bergson

by John Mullarkey
     
 

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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

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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.

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Scholars of philosophy from Europe, the US, and Korea reflect and describe the renewed interest in the work of Henri Bergson, arguing that at the beginning of the 20th century he reset the agenda of philosophy and its relationship with science, art, and life itself. Their intention is to make his thinking accessible to non-specialist teachers and students in a number of disciplines. Distributed in the US by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719055539
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Angelaki Humanities
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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John Mullarkey is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sunderland.

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