The Challenge of Bergsonism: Phenomenology, Ontology, Ethics

The Challenge of Bergsonism: Phenomenology, Ontology, Ethics

Leonard Lawlor


the good impact of the paintings of Henri Bergson on modern philosophy is simply now turning into transparent. a part of this renaissance in Bergsonism is because of Gilles Deleuze and Emmanuel Levinas, either one of whom have said Bergson as an idea for his or her philosophy. Bergson's key philosophical idea is "duration", which encompasses either reminiscence and lifestyles. "The problem of Bergsonism" analyses this principal yet advanced thought via a detailed interpreting of 1 of Bergson's key works, "Matter and Memory", surroundings it within the broader context of Bergson's writings. The textual content explores how Bergsonism questions our methods of pondering, really the concept that of fact, and finally calls for a go back to ethics. additionally it is an English translation of Jean Hyppolite's hugely influential essay, "Various features of reminiscence in Bergson".

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