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Bergson: Thinking Backwards

Bergson: Thinking Backwards (ISBN10: 052142402X; ISBN13: 9780521424028)
ISBN13: 978-0521424028
ISBN10: 052142402X

Summary: This is a book about the philosophy of Henri Bergson (1859-1941) that shows how relevant Bergson is to much of contemporary philosophy. The book takes as its point of departure Bergson's insistence on precision in philosophy. It then discusses a variety of topics including laughter, the nature of time as experienced, how intelligence and language should be construed as a pragmatic product of evolution, and the antimonies of reason represented by magic and religion. Written in a terse and clear s
tyle, this book will prove appealing to teachers and students of philosophy, cognitive science, psychology, religious studies and literature.
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Summary: This is a book about the philosophy of Henri Bergson (1859-1941) that shows how relevant Bergson is to much of contemporary philosophy. The book takes as its point of departure Bergson's insistence on precision in philosophy. It then discusses a variety of topics including laughter, the nature of time as experienced, how intelligence and language should be construed as a pragmatic product of evolution, and the antimonies of reason represented by magic and religion. Written in a terse and clear style, this book will prove appealing to teachers and students of philosophy, cognitive science, psychology, religious studies and literature....show less

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 1996
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