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The Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics

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The final published book by Nobel Prize-winning author and philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941), La pensée et le mouvant (translated here as The Creative Mind), is a masterly autobiography of his philosophical method. Through essays and lectures written between 1903 and 1923, Bergson retraces how and why he became a philosopher, and crafts a fascinating critique of philosophy itself. Until it leaves its false paths, he demonstrates, philosophy will remain only a wordy dialectic that surmounts false problems.

With masterful skill and intensity, Bergson shows that metaphysics and science must be rooted in experience for philosophy to become a genuine search for truth. And in the quest for unanswered questions, the spiritual dimension of human life and the importance of intuition must be emphasized. A source of inspiration for physicists as well as philosophers, Bergson's introduction to metaphysics reveals a philosophy that is always on the move, blending man's spiritual drive with his mastery of the material world.

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The Nobel Laureate discusses not only how and why he became a philosopher but also his conception of philosophy as a field distinct from science and literature.

Synopsis:

The Nobel Laureate discusses not only how and why he became a philosopher but also his conception of philosophy as a field distinct from science and literature.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction (Part I). Growth of Truth. Retrograde Movement of the True

II. Introduction (Part II). Stating of the Problems

III. The Possible and the Real

IV. Philosophical Intuition

V. The Perception of Change

VI. Introduction to Metaphysics

VII. The Philosophy of Claude Bernard

VIII. On the Pragmatism of William James. Truth and Reality

IX. The Life and Work of Ravaisson

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486454399
Author:
Bergson, Henri Louis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Andison, Mabelle L.
Author:
Bergson, Henri
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
James, William
Subject:
Bergson
Subject:
Vitalism.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Western Philosophy
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.58 lb

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