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Gaston Bachelard : a philosophy of the surreal

Author: Zbigniew Kotowicz
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) was a seminal figure in contemporary French philosophy. Together with Michel Foucault, Georges Canguilhem and Jean Cavaillès, he shaped the 'French epistemological' school of philosophy of science. In France, Bachelard is a towering presence; in the English-speaking world, he is little known. Now, Zbigniew Kotowicz gives us the first English language, in-depth presentation of the entire  Read more...
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Named Person: Gaston Bachelard; Gaston Bachelard; Gaston Bachelard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zbigniew Kotowicz
ISBN: 9781474417211 1474417213
OCLC Number: 944470088
Description: x, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The new scientific mind. The epistemological rupture --
The epistemological obstacle --
The ruses of prejudice --
Naïvety --
Science and history --
Rationalism --
Truth, dialectics, the philosophy of No --
Mathematics, la phenomenotechnique --
Against substance --
Pythagorism (and further thoughts on la phenomenotechnique) --
Some concluding remarks --
Appendix to Chapter I : 'Surrationalism' by Gaston Bachelard --
The imaginary. The turn --
The imagining faculty --
Imagination and violence --
Narcissism --
The body, Hylozoism --
A psychoanalysis of a philosophical mind --
The four elements --
The imaginary and philosophy --
Overcoming pain, overcoming death --
Topophilia --
Masculine death, feminine death --
The poetics of time> The instant --
Duration --
The void --
Rhythm and vibration --
Against Bergson --
The void and nothingness --
Concluding remarks Appendix : Bachelard and atomism. Some preliminary remarks on Democritus, Epicurus and Pierre Gassendi --
Democritus and Hylozoism --
The atom in contemporary thought --
The void --
Four atomist systems --
Bachelard and atomism (epistemology) --
Bachelard and atomism ("metaphysics') --
On philosophical aspirations.
Other Titles: Philosophy of the surreal
Responsibility: Zbigniew Kotowicz.

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Zbigniew Kotowicz gives us the first English language, in-depth presentation of the entire spectrum of Bachelard's work: epistemology, poetic imagination and temporality. And he explores an old  Read more...

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