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The two sources of morality and religion,

Author: Henri Bergson; R Ashley Audra; Cloudesley Brereton; W Horsfall Carter
Publisher: New York, H. Holt and Co. [©1935]
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Bergson, Henri, 1859-1941.
Two sources of morality and religion.
New York, H. Holt and Co. [©1935]
(OCoLC)617579968
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Bergson; R Ashley Audra; Cloudesley Brereton; W Horsfall Carter
OCLC Number: 1041618
Description: viii, 308 pages 22 cm
Contents: Chapter I --
Moral obligation --
Social order and natural order --
The individual in society --
Society in the individual --
Spontaneous obedience --
Resistance to resistances --
Obligation and life --
The closed society --
The call of the hero --
Propulsive force of emotion --
Emotion and creation --
Emotion and representation --
Liberation of the soul --
Forward movement --
Closed morality and open morality --
Self-respect --
Justice --
Of intellectualism in morality --
Moral education --
Training and the mystical --
Chapter II --
Static religion --
Of absurdity in the reasoning being --
The myth-making function --
Myth-making and life --
Significance of the "vital impetus" --
Part played in society by myth-making --
General themes of practical myth-making --
Assurance against disorganization --
Assurance against depression --
Assurance against the unforeseeable --
On chance --
The "primitive mentality" in civilized man --
Partial personification of events --
On magic in general --
Magic and science --
Magic and religion --
Deference paid to animal-totemism --
Belief in gods --
Mythological fantasy --
The myth-making function and literature --
On the existence of gods --
General function of static religion --
Chapter III --
Dynamic religion --
Two meanings of the world religion --
Why we use one word --
Greek mysticism --
Oriental mysticism --
The prophets of Israel --
Christian mysticism --
Mysticism and regeneration --
Philosophic value of mysticism --
Of the existence of God --
Nature of God --
Creation and love --
The problem of evil --
Survival --
Of experience and probability in metaphysics --
Chapter IV --
Final remarks: mechanics and mysticism --
Closed society and open society --
Persistence of the natural --
Characteristics of natural society --
Natural society and war --
The industrial age --
Evolution and tendencies --
The law of dichotomy --
Law of double frenzy --
Possible return to the simple life --
Mechanics and mysticism --
Index.
Other Titles: Deux sources de la morale et de la religion.
Responsibility: by Henri Bergson; translated by R. Ashley Audra and Cloudesley Brereton, with the assistance of W. Horsfall Carter.

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