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Creative evolution

Author: Henri Bergson; Keith Ansell-Pearson; Michael Kolkman; Michael Vaughan
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Henri Bergson centennial series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Creative Evolution (1907) is the text that made Bergson world-famous. In this work, Bergson takes the special theory of duration developed in the philosophy of mind in Time and Free Will and Matter and Memory, and generalizes it into a cosmology of life and matter in the field of evolution, of change in biological life. Tackling the concepts of evolution current at the time, Bergson shows how both mechanistic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Bergson; Keith Ansell-Pearson; Michael Kolkman; Michael Vaughan
ISBN: 0230517218 9780230517219 0230517234 9780230517233
OCLC Number: 141853390
Description: xxxix, 271 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Editions and translations of Bergson used --
Further reading --
Creative evolution --
Translator's note --
Introduction --
The evolution of life --
The divergenet directions of the evolution of life : torpor, intelligence, instince --
On the meaning of life --
the order of nature and the form of intelligence --
The cinematographical mechanism of thought and the mechanistic illusion : a glance at the history of systems : real becoming and false evolutionism --
Biographical material --
Biographical synopses.
Series Title: Henri Bergson centennial series
Other Titles: Evolution créatrice.
Responsibility: by Henri Bergson ; translated by Arthur Mitchell ; edited by Keith Ansell Pearson, Michael Kolkman, Michael Vaughan ; with an introduction by Keith Ansell Pearson.
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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) is one of the truly great philosophers of the modernist period, and there is currently a major renaissance of interest in his unduly neglected texts and ideas amongst  Read more...

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