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Introduction to Metaphysics

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ISBN-10: 0230517234

ISBN-13: 9780230517233

Edition: 2007

Authors: Henri Bergson, John Mullarkey, Michael Kolkman, Keith Ansell Pearson

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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) is one of the great philosophers of the great philosophers of the modern period. This book, written in 1903, contains his classic statement that to philosophize is to reverse the habitual directions of our thinking, as well as his claim that true empiricism amounts to a true metaphysics.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.308
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.

Series Preface
"The Very Life of Things": Thinking Objects and Reversing Thought in Bergsonian Metaphysics
Guide to Further Reading
An Introduction to Metaphysics
Translator's Preface
Notes
Index