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Mind-Energy, Lectures and Essays (Paperback) Loot Price: R170 Discovery Miles 1 700
Mind-Energy, Lectures and Essays (Paperback): Henri Louis Bergson
Mind-Energy, Lectures and Essays (Paperback): Henri Louis Bergson

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Mind-Energy, Lectures and Essays (Paperback)

Henri Louis Bergson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... that point we are seeking. In short, we possess even now a certain number of lines of fads, which do not go as far as we want, but which we can prolong hypothetically. I wish to follow out some of these with you. Each, taken apart, will lead us only to a conclusion which is simply probable; but taking them all together, they will, by their convergence, bring before us such an accumulation of probabilities that we shall feel on the road to certitude. Moreover, we shall come nearer and nearer to it through the joint effort of philosophers who will become partners. For, in this view, philosophy is no longer a construction, the systematic work of a single thinker. It needs, and unceasingly calls for, corrections and re-touches. It progresses like positive science. Like it, too, it is a work of collaboration. The first line or direction which I invite you to follow is this. When we speak of mind we mean, above everything else, consciousness. What is consciousness? There is no need to define so familiar a thing, something which is continually present in every one's experience. I will not give a definition, for that would be less clear than the thing itself; I will characterize consciousness by its most obvious feature: it means, before everything else, memory. Memory may lack amplitude; it may embrace but a feeble part of the past; it may retain only what is just happening; but memory is there, or there is no consciousness. A consciousness unable to conserve its past, forgetting itself unceasingly, would be a consciousness perishing and having to be reborn at each moment: and what is this but unconsciousness? When Leibniz said of matter that it is " a momentary mind," did he not declare it, whether he would or no, insensible? All consciousness, then, is memor...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Henri Louis Bergson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13854-5
Barcode: 9781151138545
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-13854-1

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