L'Evolution créatrice by Henri Bergson
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L’Evolution créatrice
Henri Bergson
Alcan, 1908, quatrième édition

Ce livre numérique présente "L’Evolution créatrice", de Henri Bergson, édité en texte intégral. Une table des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux différentes sections.

Bergson développe dans ce livre l'idée d'une “création permanente de nouveauté” par la nature. Il débat de l'explication finaliste et de l'explication mécaniste de l'évolution, respectivement défendues par la métaphysique traditionnelle et par la science moderne. Il montre que ces deux visions, que l'on oppose souvent, reviennent en vérité au même dans le traitement de l'évolution.

Liste des sections:
- 1. Présentation
- 2. Introduction
- 3. Chapitre I - L'évolution de la vie. Mécanisme et finalité.
- 4. Chapitre II - Les directions divergentes de l'évolution de la vie. Torpeur, intelligence, instinct.
- 5. Chapitre III - De la signification de la vie. L'ordre de la nature et la Forme de l'intelligence.
- 6. Chapitre IV - Le mécanisme cinématographique de la pensée et l'illusion mécanistique.

About Henri Bergson

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Born in Paris in 1859 of Jewish parents, Henri Bergson received his education there and subsequently taught at Angers and Clermont-Ferraud before returning to Paris. He was appointed professor of philosophy at the College de France in 1900 and elected a member of the French Academy in 1914. Bergson developed his philosophy by stressing the biological and evolutionary elements involved in thinking, reasoning, and creating. He saw the vitalistic dimension of the human species as being of the greatest importance. 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. Shortly before his death in 1941, Bergson gave up all his positions and renounced his many honors in protest against the discrimination against Jews by the Nazis and the Vichy French regime.
Published February 20, 2012 by French & European Pubns. 220 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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