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Bergson: Thinking Backwards (Modern European Philosophy) [Paperback]

F.C.T. Moore
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26 Jan 1996 Modern European Philosophy
This is a book about the philosophy of Henri Bergson (1859–1941) which shows how relevant Bergson is to much 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 antinomies of reason represented by magic and religion. This is not just another exposition of Bergson's work. It offers an account of why Bergson commanded such a massive reading public in his own day and why he deserves to be read now. 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.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (26 Jan 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052142402X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521424028
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 16 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,874,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'... a brief, readable and interesting attempt to highlight and reflect upon some of the features of Bergson's work that, in Moore's judgement, deserve to be considered seriously by contemporary thinkers.' David A. Pailin, The Expository Times

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This is a book about the philosophy of Henri Bergson (1859–1941) which shows how relevant Bergson is to much of contemporary philosophy. 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.

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3.0 out of 5 stars very interesting in parts 27 May 2013
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A very interesting book by F.C.T. Moore on Bergson's philosophy. While it does not cover Bergson's work in anywhere near the detail that say Mullarkey or Ansell Pearson do in their respective books on Bergson, Moore approaches his book in a similar way to Suzanne Guerlac in her study: "Thinking in Time" where aspects of Bergson's books are studied piece by piece. Moore looks mainly at "Time and Free Will" and "Matter and Memory" although only at certain aspects leaving out others (there is also a brief study of "Laughter" and "The Two Sources of Morality and Religion"). The unique thing about this book is how Moore analyses aspects in a new, unexpected way. This is especially true of the chapter on duration (what Moore calls durance). On the other hand just when it becomes interesting the study is stopped leaving the reader wanting more. It's too bad Moore did not write a more detailed analysis fully investigating these aspects. It is in this sense that the book is a little disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Key points of Bergson's philosophy. 19 Nov 1996
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This book by F.C.T. Moore provides a valid and worth while engagment of the
philosophy of one of France's most important philosophers. Bergson's theories of
space and time "Duree", were vital in Futurist thinking and provided a grounding for
their initial, and some may argue best work.
F.C.T Moore presents Bergsons philosophy in a practical and
systematic manner, easily understood and comperhensive.
This is a good book.
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