Creative Evolution

Creative Evolution

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Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson

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: 9781460970478
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

HENRI BERGSON (1859-1941) is one of the truly great philosophers of the modernist period, and there is currently a major renaissance of interest in his unduly neglected texts and ideas amongst philosophers, literary theorists, and social theorists.

KEITH ANSELL PEARSON is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick, UK. He is the author of Germinal Life: The Difference and Repetition of Deleuze (Routledge, 1999), Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual (Routledge, 2001), An Introduction to Nietzsche as Political Thinker (CUP, 1994). He is the co-editor of a forthcoming 'Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche' (Stanford) and editor of the 1890-1930 volume of Acumen's forthcoming 7-volume series in the history of Continental Philosophy.

MICHAEL KOLKMAN and MICHAEL VAUGHAN are Graduate Students at the University of Warwick, UK.

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Creative Evolution 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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thirsting_for_knowledge More than 1 year ago
DON'T BOTHER EVEN PICKING THIS BOOK UP!!!!! i was hoping to read a book based on the premis that God created everything but let it evolve over millions of years, but i was sadly mistaken. the only reason i even read all the way through is because i paid for it, and i wasn't gonna just waste my money on a book and not read it.....though i did waste my money....