Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics

Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics


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Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics by Henri Louis Bergson

This edition of Henri Bergson's masterful autobiography is the last of his works to be published. In it, he sets forth his philosophical method: how he became a philosopher, why he made philosophy his life's work, and what philosophy must be -- a search for truth that emphasizes the spiritual dimension of human life and the importance of intuition over intellect. The Creative Mind takes readers into the mind of one of philosophy's most original and eclectic thinkers, whose passionate exploration into the meaning of knowledge and creativity remains revolutionary in its approach. One of the first in his field to emphasize the need to take philosophy out of the realm of wordy dialectic, he carefully outlines how its study should be undertaken. This fascinating introduction to metaphysics is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the discipline of philosophy, how we think, and the importance of contemplation and discovery to us all.

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ISBN-13: 9780672601712
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1955
Pages: 62

Table of Contents

I.Introduction (Part I). Retrograde movement of the true growth of truth11
II.Introduction (Part II). Stating the problems30
III.The possible and the real91
IV.Philosophical intuition107
V.The perception of change130
VI.Introduction to Metaphysics159
VII.The philosophy of Claude Bernard201
VIII.On the pragmatism of William James. Truth and reality209
IX.The life and work of Ravaisson220

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