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Creative Evolution Paperback – 15 Mar 2007
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"Palgrave Macmillan is to be congratulated for reissuing these classic Bergson texts. This is a timely decision since Bergson was the great thinker of life and it seems, nearly one hundred years later, that we find ourselves once again required to conceive life. Keith Ansell Pearson and John Mullarkey have been at the forefront of the new conception of life, therefore no better editors for these volumes could be selected."--Leonard Lawlor, University of Memphis 'Long absent from the center of discussion in Western philosophy, Bergson has recently made a reappearance. The Centennial Series of his works undertaken by Palgrave Macmillan thus comes at an opportune time, making it possible for those interested in Bergson's ideas t have access to newly annotated versions of several of his chief writings, freshly introduced and discussed. It is particularly good to see the republication of "Mind-Energy," a treasure trove of Bergsonian insights long out of print.' - Pete A.Y. Gunter, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of North Texas
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Bergson won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1927. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The main thrust of the book concerns his analysis of the concepts of organisation/matter, intelligence/instinct. The first two sections of the book are remarkably lucid, interweaving the then contemporary biological thought with Bergson's own philosophical insight. The latter two sections steer more into abstract territory, and probably require a wider acquaintance with his other thought to be fully appreciated (certainly I found them more valuable on a second reading when I had a bit more Bergson under my belt). While they are worth persevering with on their own merits, if you find them unpalatable I think the more original and interesting portion of the book is the first two sections, and I also believe these sections can be extracted from the book without doing too much damage. All in all, if you have an interest in evolutionary biology from a philosophical standpoint this is very worthwhile. Only three stars however due to limited introduction, glosses etc., although if you don't have any French this is the only thing available.