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|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henri Bergson; Arthur Mitchell
|Language Note:||In English, translated from French.|
|Description:||1 online resource (518 pages)|
|Other Titles:||Evolution créatrice.|
|Responsibility:||Henri Bergson ; translated by Arthur Mitchell.|
French philosopher Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution was published in 1907 and translated into English in 1911. Very popular at the time, it gives an alternate mechanism for evolution - that it is motivated by an "élan vital" a vital impetus, also graspable as our natural creative urge. It also looks at Bergson's conception of time, a subjective "duration" (rather than the quantifiable time of a clock) that is best understood not through the intellect but through our creative intuition, an idea that influenced Marcel Proust and other modernist thinkers.