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Philosophy and the adventure of the virtual : Bergson and the time of life

Author: Keith Ansell-Pearson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
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"The concept of the virtual has recently assumed a remarkable level of importance, spanning a diverse range of different disciplines and approaches. Yet in spite of the attention it has received, its precise ontological status is mysterious for many and the extent of its application to time, perception, and memory is largely unexplored and unknown. Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual: Bergson and the time of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Henri Bergson; Henri Bergson; Henri Bergson; Henri Bergson; Henri Bergson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Ansell-Pearson
ISBN: 0415237270 9780415237277 0415237289 9780415237284
OCLC Number: 47013170
Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introducing time as a virtual multiplicity --
The two multiplicities --
The time of number --
Is time space? --
Bergson and Russell on continuity --
One time and one space --
Towards an ontology of duration --
The whole of duration --
'A life of the real' and a single time: relativity and virtual multiplicity --
Popper on Parmenides --
The problem of change --
Popper on Einstein as a Parmenidean --
Bergson on the ancients and the moderns --
Bergson and relativity --
Popper encounters Bergson --
Conclusion: towards the time of life --
Duration and evolution: the time of life --
Life as a virtual multiplicity --
The possible and the real --
Dennett on Darwin's dangerous idea --
Bachelard on Bergsonism --
Some problems --
The simple virtual: a renewed thinking of the One --
The One of pluralism: Bergson and Deleuze on Plotinus --
Deleuze on the difference of life --
The elan vital as an image of thought: Bergson and Kant on finality --
Kant: the problem of teleology --
Bergson's response --
Bergson and finality --
The image of the elan vital --
Virtual image: Bergson on matter and perception --
All is image --
Between idealism and realism --
Beyond the identity thinking of materialism --
Beyond idealism --
The being of memory and the time of the self: from psychology to an ontology of the virtual --
From psychology to ontology: Bergson on pure memory --
Virtual memory and a crystal-image of time --
The synthesis of the pure past in Difference and Repetition --
The depths of time --
The straight line of time: Nietzsche and Kant.
Responsibility: Keith Ansell Pearson.
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This lucid collection of essays the continental-analytic divide, bringing the virtual to centre stage and arguing its importance for re-thinking such central philosophical questions as time and life.  Read more...

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