The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)


A serious exam of the connection among the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Henri Bergson, targeting the important factor of time.

the new renewal of curiosity in the philosophy of Henri Bergson has elevated either acceptance of his effect on twentieth-century philosophy and a focus to his dating to phenomenology. earlier, the query of Martin Heidegger’s debt to Bergson has remained principally unanswered. Heidegger’s short dialogue of Bergson in Being and Time is aimed toward explaining why he fails in his makes an attempt to imagine extra noticeably approximately time. regardless of this dismissal, an in depth examine Heidegger’s early works facing temporality finds a sustained engagement with Bergson’s inspiration. In The beginning of Time, Heath Massey evaluates Heidegger’s critique of Bergson and examines how Bergson’s efforts to reconsider time by way of period expect Heidegger’s personal interpretation of temporality. Massey demonstrates how Heidegger follows Bergson in looking to discover “primordial time” via disentangling temporality from spatiality, how he affiliates Bergson with the culture of philosophy that covers up this phenomenon, and the way he overlooks Bergson’s ontological flip in Matter and Memory. via shut readings of early significant works via either thinkers, Massey argues that Bergson is a even more radical philosopher with admire to time than Heidegger permits.

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