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Creative Evolution (French: L'Évolution créatrice) is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation appeared in 1911. The book was very popular in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Henri-Louis Bergson (French: ; 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until the Second World Wa. .

Henri-Louis Bergson (French: ; 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until the Second World War. Bergson is known for his arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality.

Cosimo Classics Philosophy. By (author) Henri Louis Bergson. Matter and Memory, first published in 1912, introduced the current selectionist theories of memory, which postulate that there is a part of the brain that generates all possible images to be stored in memory and a part of the brain that chooses which images to store. Crossing academic disciplines and touching on matters that concern us all-how do we remember, and why?-this essential work will enthrall students of philosophy and psychology and lay readers alike.

MATTER & MEMORY Henri 1859-1941 Bergson Недоступно для . Библиографические данные. Matter and Memory Cosimo Classics Series.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. 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. Издание: иллюстрированное, перепечатанное.

Matter and Memory (Cosimo Classics): ISBN 9781602065499 (978-1-60206-549-9) Softcover, Cosimo Classics .

Matter and Memory (Cosimo Classics): ISBN 9781602065499 (978-1-60206-549-9) Softcover, Cosimo Classics, 2007. The Multiplicity Of Conscious States And The Idea Of Duration. ISBN 9781425313678 (978-1-4253-1367-8) Softcover, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2005. Find signed collectible books: 'The Multiplicity Of Conscious States And The Idea Of Duration'. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. HENRI LOUIS BERGSON at LibraryThing.

Publisher: Cosimo Classics (November 1, 2007). The text is filled with typos, footnotes appear to be run into the body of the text, and it is barely readable. 10 people found this helpful.

book on Bergson and evolution. Memory is life cumulated and brought to bear as alternatives of action, as impellingly realized possibilities of choice

book on Bergson and evolution. Description: book on Bergson and evolution. Metaphysics, and Matter and Memory, wherein Bergson developed his metaphysics and epistemology of. change and indetermination. Memory is life cumulated and brought to bear as alternatives of action, as impellingly realized possibilities of choice. Memory is the living reality, the past.

Princeton University Press. Bergson, Henri, Bergson, Henri Louis, Canales, Jimena, Einstein, Albert. File: PDF, . 1 MB. 3. Creative Evolution. File: PDF, 1. 5. The Philosophy of Science Fiction: Henri Bergson and the Fabulations of Philip K. Dick.

Matter and Memory book. i think it would be better as a study text rather than 180914 this is a much later addition: rather than read this again, or read about it- i have decided to read 'creative evolution' as the last of his big books. does not have much bergson, as i think the teaching focus is here primarily analytic.

A monumental work by a Nobel Prize-winner, this 1896 work represents one of the great inquiries into perception and memory, movement and time, matter and mind. Bergson surveys these independent but related spheres, exploring the connection of mind and body to individual freedom of choice.

This review is about the edition of the book. It seems like a bootleg! It is an awfully scanned and enlarged version of an older edition.
I would really recommend buying a used version over this crappy edition. In fact I might try to return this!
Bad translation! Typos and other mistakes!
Whatever you think of Bergson, you shouldn't read this edition of Matter and Memory.
As the publisher notes in the book (though I don't recall seeing it on Amazon's page), this is a scanned reproduction-- all typing, proofreading, and design were automated. The text is filled with typos, footnotes appear to be run into the body of the text, and it is barely readable.
This book is not an edited text and I would not recommend it to anyone! The formatting is all off and it's practically impossible to read.
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Gabriel Clark-Leach's comments reveal his ignorance of not only of "English students" but also of Damasio. His snide generalizing is indicitive of the quality of his thinking.
Henri Bergson is in general, the most underrated and overcriticized philosophers in the history of the western world. Most 20th-Century philosophers (with the noteworthy exception of Gilles Deleuze) treat him as little more than a whipping post for an easy-out of the infinite confusion they built their career expanding. 20th Century Philosophy, unlike any before it, built itself largely on the expansion of impossibility and the desire to ask unanswerable questions. Jacques Derrida represents the purest example of this phenomenon, and is all the less blameworthy for precisely that reason. Study the secondary literature on Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, &c in any detail, and you'll quickly notice that there are two routes to interpreting their work. The first is to formalize it into oblivion, reducing it to little more than a collection of catchphrases and buzzwords recognizable to an identifiable in-crowd. The second is to find an ambiguous element and multiply its ambiguousness, to allow for a lengthy publication. These two methods have led, understandably, to the deterioration of respect for "continental" philosophy in the Anglo-American world. A tragedy, because there is a lot of worthwhile writing in continental philosophy, but it devolves too easily into insular back-slapping or obscurantism (it is not inherently obscurantism, as is often argued, but it easily becomes so when its commentators refuse to take positions on any meaningful issues).

Henri Bergson, however, much like Alfred North Whitehead, lays his cards directly on the table. He does not unnecessarily obfuscate his arguments, and neither does he lend himself to the creation of in-groups. His tells you what he wants to say, how he wants to say it, both clearly and directly. If you don't like what he says, it's your loss. There is no co-opting Bergson into the agenda of anything other than his own. He went straight for the most fragile, sensitive issues in metaphysics and the natural (science), and was uncompromising in his evaluations. In many ways, he's the perfect archetype of a socially-aware crank, and this is likely the main reason he has drawn so much criticism from more academically-oriented philosophers.

In "Matter and Memory" more than any of his other works, Bergson picks out one of the most rotten corpses in metaphysics, one which was supposedly buried a long time ago, and whose crypt is still, to this day, guarded by strange zealots, who claim to have superseded metaphysics (they almost always turn out to be materialists, on closer examination). This corpse is none other than that of the Mind-Matter Distinction, which underpins almost everything we know. Modern Philosophers, with their Aristotelian love of incompatible disjunction, have done much to preserve this distinction, reduce one to the other, or else dodge it through sleight of hand maneuvers.

Bergson's solution to the Mind-Matter distinction is a simple one: mind and matter are continuous. Matter is the particularization of mind (which he re-evaluates as memory), and mind (memory) is universalized matter. Of course we never experience pure matter or pure mind, because we're always somewhere on the continuum. Pure memory would be similar to Plato's world of ideas, whereas pure matter would be like one of Leibniz's monads. Life subsists as a tension between the two. This argument is much more profound than I could ever explain to you, so I'll simply recommend that you read the book. It will make things much easier for you.
At first Bergon's ideas may seem elusive but this book is without doubt one of the most important works ever written about the subject of mind and consciousness. Bergon's basic view is that the brain is not where memory or mind is stored. Instead he argues that the brain essentially performs motor functions which give shape to our mental experience. More specifically he argues that perception is the contraction of memory into the present moment by our action on the world and memory experience is induced by our relaxation of action upon the world. Bergson's work is primarily an examination of how we make sense of time in the context of our experience. He does this examination by positing that time or duration is the way in which experience is partitioned. There is no single moment or moments at which events unfold in time, instead events unfold over many different durations. His ideas are now coming back into popularity with recent contemporary views of consciousness that contend that consciousness requires embodied interaction with the world. I have personally found that Bergson's analysis/conception of consciousness makes a lot more sense than more popular theories of consciousness that suggest that consciousness is somehow generated by the brain. I suggest that anyone interested in consciousness read (and re-read) this book.