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Bergson, Politics, and Religion

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ISBN-10: 0822352753

ISBN-13: 9780822352754

Edition: 2012

Authors: Alexandre Lefebvre, Melanie White

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Henri Bergson is primarily known for his work on time, memory, and creativity. His equally innovative interventions into politics and religion have, however, been neglected or dismissed, until now. In the first book in English dedicated to Bergson as a political thinker, leading Bergson scholars illuminate his positions on core concerns within political philosophy: the significance of emotion in moral judgment, the relationship between biology and society, and the entanglement of politics and religion. Ranging across Bergson’s writings but drawing mainly on his last book,The Two Sources of Morality and Religion, the contributors consider Bergson’s relevance to contemporary discussions of…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Bergson, Politics, and Religion
Closed and Open
The Closed and the Open in The Two Sources of Morality and Religion: A Distinction That Changes Everything
Bergson, the Void, and the Politics of Life
Equally Circular: Bergson and the Vague Inventions of Politics
The Art of the Future
Politics
Bergson as Philosopher of War and Theorist of the Political
Anarchy and Analogy: The Violence of Language in Bergson and Sorel
Asceticism and Sexuality: "Cheating Nature" in Bergson�s The Two Sources of Morality and Religion
Creative Freedom: Henri Bergson and Democratic Theory
Bergson�s Critique of Practical Reason
Bergson and Human Rights
Religion and Mysticism
Bergson and Judaism
Bergson and Nietzsche on Religion: Critique, Immanence, and Affirmation
Assurance and Confidence in The Two Sources of Morality and Religion: A Sociological Interpretation of the Distinction between Static Religion and Dynamic Religion
Tuning into Other Worlds: Henri Bergson and the Radio Reception Theory of Consciousness
James, Bergson, and an Open Universe
Bibliography
Contributors
Index