Creative Mind An Introduction to Metaphysics

ISBN-10: 0806523263

ISBN-13: 9780806523262

Edition: 2002

Authors: Henri Bergson
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Description: This is a masterly autobiography of Bergson's philosophical method; how he became a philosopher, why he made philosophy his life's work and what philosophy must be.

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Born in Paris in 1859 of Jewish parents, Henri Bergson received his education there and subsequently taught at Angers and Clermont-Ferraud before returning to Paris. He was appointed professor of philosophy at the College de France in 1900 and elected a member of the French Academy in 1914. Bergson developed his philosophy by stressing the biological and evolutionary elements involved in thinking, reasoning, and creating. He saw the vitalistic dimension of the human species as being of the greatest importance. Bergson's writings were acclaimed not only in France and throughout the learned world. In 1927 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. In defiance of the Nazis after their conquest of France, Bergson insisted on wearing a yellow star to show his solidarity with other French Jews. Shortly before his death in 1941, Bergson gave up all his positions and renounced his many honors in protest against the discrimination against Jews by the Nazis and the Vichy French regime.

Preface
Introduction (Part I). Retrograde movement of the true growth of truth
Introduction (Part II). Stating the problems
The possible and the real
Philosophical intuition
The perception of change
Introduction to Metaphysics
The philosophy of Claude Bernard
On the pragmatism of William James. Truth and reality
The life and work of Ravaisson
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