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On Poetic Imagination and Reverie (Paperback, Rev ed.): Gaston Bachelard On Poetic Imagination and Reverie (Paperback, Rev ed.)
Gaston Bachelard
R463 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poetics of Space (Paperback, Revised): Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Space (Paperback, Revised)
Gaston Bachelard
R399 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A beloved multidisciplinary treatise comes to Penguin Classics
Rare is the work of philosophy that invites both the casual reader and the academic. Rare, too, is the text so universal that luminaries across an array of fields lay claim to it. Yet, that is precisely the case with Gaston Bachelard's "The Poetics of Space." A rumination on the spaces we inhabit and the dreams and memories that fill them, this seminal work continues to be studied and enjoyed by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike.
This new edition features a foreword by Mark Z. Danielewski, whose bestselling novel "House of Leaves" drew inspiration from Bachelard's writings, and an introduction by internationally renowned philosopher Richard Kearney who explains the book's enduring importance and its role within Bachelard's remarkable career.

Poetik DES Raums (German, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Poetik DES Raums (German, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Flame of a Candle (Paperback): Gaston Bachelard The Flame of a Candle (Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This book further-cements his thematic contention that the imagination is a flame, the flame of the psyche." - Joanne Stroud. Chapters include "Poetic Images of the Flame in Plant Life," ''The Solitude of the Candle Dreamer," and "The Light of the Lamp." THE BACHELARD TRANSLATIONS are the inspiration of Joanne H. Stroud, Director of Publications for The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, who in 1981 contracted with Jose Corti to publish in English the untranslated works of Bachelard on the imagination. Gaston Bachelard is acclaimed as one of the most significant modern French thinkers. From 1929 to 1962 he authored twenty-three books addressing his dual concerns, the philosophy of science and the analysis of the imagination of matter. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities - art, architecture, literature, language, poetics, philosophy, and depth psychology. His teaching career included posts at the College de Bar-sur-Aube, the University of Dijon, and from 1940 to 1962 the chair of history and philosophy of science at the Sorbonne. One of the amphitheaters of the Sorbonne is called "L'Amphi Gaston Bachelard," an honor Bachelard shared with Descartes and Richelieu. He received the Grand Prix National Lettres in 1961-one of only three philosophers ever to have achieved this honor. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities-art, architecture, literature, poetics, psychology, philosophy, and language.

Lautreamont (English, French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Lautreamont (English, French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The famous French scientist-psychologist-literary critic provides a virtual bestiary for depth psychology and literary criticism in his study of Isidore Ducasse, known by the pen-name Lautreamont. Includes essays by James Hillman "Bachelard's Lautreamont, or Psychoanalysis without a Patient," and Robert Scott Dupree, "Bachelard as Literary Critic." Bachelard's only book devoted to a single author/poet. 152 pages, indexed. THE BACHELARD TRANSLATIONS are the inspiration of Joanne H. Stroud, Director of Publications for The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, who in 1981 contracted with Jose Corti to publish in English the untranslated works of Bachelard on the imagination. Gaston Bachelard is acclaimed as one of the most significant modern French thinkers. From 1929 to 1962 he authored twenty-three books addressing his dual concerns, the philosophy of science and the analysis of the imagination of matter. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities - art, architecture, literature, language, poetics, philosophy, and depth psychology. His teaching career included posts at the College de Bar-sur-Aube, the University of Dijon, and from 1940 to 1962 the chair of history and philosophy of science at the Sorbonne. One of the amphitheaters of the Sorbonne is called "L'Amphi Gaston Bachelard," an honor Bachelard shared with Descartes and Richelieu. He received the Grand Prix National Lettres in 1961-one of only three philosophers ever to have achieved this honor. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities-art, architecture, literature, poetics, psychology, philosophy, and language.

The Dialectic of Duration (Paperback): Gaston Bachelard The Dialectic of Duration (Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard; Translated by Mary McAllester Jones; Introduction by Cristina Chimisso
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In The Dialectic of Duration Gaston Bachelard addresses the nature of time in response to the writings of his great contemporary, Henri Bergson. The work is motivated by a refutation of Bergson's notion of duration - 'lived time', experienced as continuous. For Bachelard, experienced time is irreducibly fractured and interrupted, as indeed are material events. At stake is an entire conception of the physical world, an entire approach to the philosophy of science. It was in this work that Bachelard first marshalled all the components of his visionary philosophy of science, with its steady insistence on the human context and subtle encompassing of the irrational within the rational. The Dialectic of Duration reaches far beyond local arguments over the nature of the physical world to gesture toward the building of an entirely new form of philosophy.

L'Air ET Les Songes - Essai Sur L'Imagination Du Mouvement (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard L'Air ET Les Songes - Essai Sur L'Imagination Du Mouvement (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R562 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Intuition of the Instant (Hardcover, New): Gaston Bachelard Intuition of the Instant (Hardcover, New)
Gaston Bachelard
R2,047 R1,809 Discovery Miles 18 090 Save R238 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Appearing in English for the first time, "Intuition of the Instant"--Bachelard's first metaphysical meditation on time and its moral implications--was written in 1932 in the wake of Husserl's lectures on streaming time-consciousness, Heidegger's "Being and Time, " and Henri Bergson's philosophy of the elan vital. A culmination of Bachelard's earlier studies in scientific epistemology, this work builds the epistemic framework that would lead theorists of all stripes to advance knowledge by breaking with accepted modes of thought. "Intuition of the Instant "sows the seeds of Bachelard's future poetics, most notably in the essay "Poetic Instant and Metaphysical Instant" (1939)--included in this volume, along with an excerpt from Jean Lescure's lecture "Introduction to Bachelard's Poetics" (1966). Eileen Rizo-Patron's translation offers a key to Bachelard's subsequent works on science, time, and imagination, which remain epistemological touchstones.

Air and Dreams - An Essay on the Imagination of Movement (Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Air and Dreams - An Essay on the Imagination of Movement (Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Air and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Movement - by Gaston Bachelard Trans. Edith and Frederick Farrell. Bachelard uses his extensive knowledge of the poetry of Poe, Blake, Shelley, and Nietzsche to amplify the images of the airy elements. THE BACHELARD TRANSLATIONS are the inspiration of Joanne H. Stroud, Director of Publications for The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, who in 1981 contracted with Jose Corti to publish in English the untranslated works of Bachelard on the imagination. Gaston Bachelard is acclaimed as one of the most significant modern French thinkers. From 1929 to 1962 he authored twenty-three books addressing his dual concerns, the philosophy of science and the analysis of the imagination of matter. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities - art, architecture, literature, language, poetics, philosophy, and depth psychology. His teaching career included posts at the College de Bar-sur-Aube, the University of Dijon, and from 1940 to 1962 the chair of history and philosophy of science at the Sorbonne. One of the amphitheaters of the Sorbonne is called "L'Amphi Gaston Bachelard," an honor Bachelard shared with Descartes and Richelieu. He received the Grand Prix National Lettres in 1961-one of only three philosophers ever to have achieved this honor. The influence of his thought can be felt in all disciplines of the humanities-art, architecture, literature, poetics, psychology, philosophy, and language.

La Valeur Inductive de la Relativite (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard La Valeur Inductive de la Relativite (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard; Introduction by Daniel Parrochia
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Out of stock
La Formation De L'Esprit Scientifique (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard La Formation De L'Esprit Scientifique (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Out of stock

Pour Bachelard, le veritable esprit scientifique se manifeste surtout dans l'attitude qui consiste a reconnaitre et a poser les questions: S'il n'y a pas eu de question, il ne peut y avoir de connaissance scientifique. Rien ne va de soi. Rien n'est donne. Tout est construit . Allant a l'encontre de toute promotion d'une methode unitaire, necessairement limitee et reductrice, Bachelard montre en quoi la pensee scientifique se construit en surmontant les divers obstacles epistemologiques (empiriques, ontologiques, heuristiques ou conceptuels), qui entravent cette perception des problemes et des conditions de leur resolution. Cet ouvrage fondamental, qui se presente comme une contribution a la psychanalyse de la connaissance, offre ainsi une veritable exploration de la demarche scientifique en meme temps qu'une reflexion majeure sur l'histoire des sciences et de ses concepts.

Etudes (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Etudes (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Out of stock

J'etudie Je ne suis que le sujet du verbe etudier. Penser je n'ose. Avant de penser, il faut etudier. Seuls les philosophes pensent avant d'etudier . Dans son dernier livre La flamme d'une chandelle, Gaston Bachelard s'est defini comme un etudiant. Nous n'avons pas cru lui etre infidele en presentant ces Etudes reflechies, qui portent trace d'itineraires de recherche et de problematiques. Sont ici rassembles les textes suivants: Noumene et microphysique, La critique du concept de frontiere epistemologique, Idealisme discursif, Lumiere et substance et Le monde comme caprice et miniature.

Le Pluralisme Coherent de la Chimie Moderne (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Le Pluralisme Coherent de la Chimie Moderne (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Out of stock

Sans proposer une simple histoire de la chimie, cet ouvrage de Gaston Bachelard se propose de developper, a l'occasion des progres de la chimie moderne, une lecture philosophique de cette evolution, autour d'une idee articulant dialectiquement deux directions distinctes: la pensee du chimiste semble osciller entre le pluralisme d'une part et la reduction de la pluralite d'autre part . C'est dire que Bachelard se propose ici de caracteriser le soubassement philosophique de la pensee epistemologique promue par la recente evolution de la chimie moderne. Si la decouverte scientifique est liee, dans le cas de la chimie, a la mise au jour de nouvelles substances, et ainsi au developpement d'un pluralisme des substances, la tache du philosophe consiste des lors a montrer que derriere tout pluralisme on peut reconnaitre un systele de coherence . C'est cette these majeure que deploie cet ouvrage dans une progression qui, du probleme philosophique du divers, mene, en passant par une analyse detaillee de l'apport considerable de Mendeleiev a la chimie moderne, a l'idee philosophique d'une harmonie substantielle.

Etude Sur l'Evolution d'Un Probleme de Physique - La Propagation Thermique Dans Les Solides (French, Paperback):... Etude Sur l'Evolution d'Un Probleme de Physique - La Propagation Thermique Dans Les Solides (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard; Preface by A. Lichnerowicz
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Out of stock

La formation des concepts scientifiques a partir du XVIIIe siecle atteste d'un developpement parallele des mathematiques et de l'experience. Nos observations ne sauraient en effet se traduire en termes de sensations immediates; les phenomenes thermiques soulignent combien la sensation est impropre a evaluer la temperature; celle-ci n'est qu'une des variables d'un complexe offrant bien peu de prise a l'analyse et par consequent a l'abstraction. La physique, qui etait d'abord une science des agents, devient alors une science des milieux. Plus encore que la pensee commune, la pensee scientifique vit de rapports et elle ne peut connaitre un phenomene qu'en l'incorporant a un systeme, ou du moins en le pliant aux principes d'une methode. L'etude de la propagation thermique devait, a quelque moment que ce fut de l'evolution scientifique, suggerer des principes philosophiques, et le probleme de la physique mathematique rejoindre alors le probleme traditionel de la philosophie: comment la realite peut-elle etre analysee par la raison

Essai Sur La Connaissance Approchee (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Essai Sur La Connaissance Approchee (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Out of stock

Dans ce premier ecrit qu'est sa these principale (1927), Bachelard etudie le processus d'affinement de la connaissance scientifique. Le role de la connaissance approchee est defini dans les sciences experimentales, ou le degre de precision, confronte au contingent et a l'indivisible, atteint necessairement une limite; ainsi que dans les sciences mathematiques qui, soumises a ce meme fractionnement epistemologique et ontologique, se pretent neanmoins a une approximation illimitee, puisque l'infini mathematique permet de creer toujours de nouveaux etres irrationnels assurant la continuite de l'indefini des nombres rationnels. Par consequent, on atteint jamais qu'un fait rectifie et provisoire. La connaissance de la realite se verifie progressivement a chacune de ses acquisitions, et cette rectification constitue la veritable realite epistemologique, car elle exprime la pensee dans son dynamisme profond: l'approximation, c'est l'objectivation inachevee, mais c'est l'objectivation prudente, feconde, vraiment rationnelle puisqu'elle est a la fois consciente de son insuffisance et de son progres . En marge des debats du pragmatisme, les concepts de realite et de verite sont investis d'un sens nouveau par une philosophie de l'inexact.

The Formation of the Scientific Mind (Hardcover): Gaston Bachelard The Formation of the Scientific Mind (Hardcover)
Gaston Bachelard
R1,435 Discovery Miles 14 350 Out of stock

Gaston Bachelard is one of the indispensable figures in the history of 20th-century ideas. In this work, he first elaborated a theory of knowledge and its development, which was to become a key to his thought as a whole -- the notion of "the epistemological obstacle, " -- the unavoidable presence in the mind of a thinking individual of preconceived and misleading ideas derived from the very nature of language and culture. Published in 1938, this work is still a ubiquitously taught text throughout French academe, and one whose translation is long overdue.

Atomistic Intuitions - An Essay on Classification (Hardcover): Gaston Bachelard Atomistic Intuitions - An Essay on Classification (Hardcover)
Gaston Bachelard; Translated by Roch C. Smith; Preface by Daniel Parrochia
R2,309 Discovery Miles 23 090 Out of stock
The Dialectic of Duration (Hardcover): Gaston Bachelard The Dialectic of Duration (Hardcover)
Gaston Bachelard; Translated by Mary McAllester Jones; Introduction by Cristina Chimisso
R2,032 Discovery Miles 20 320 Out of stock

In The Dialectic of Duration Gaston Bachelard addresses the nature of time in response to the writings of his great contemporary, Henri Bergson. The work is motivated by a refutation of Bergson's notion of duration - 'lived time', experienced as continuous. For Bachelard, experienced time is irreducibly fractured and interrupted, as indeed are material events. At stake is an entire conception of the physical world, an entire approach to the philosophy of science. It was in this work that Bachelard first marshalled all the components of his visionary philosophy of science, with its steady insistence on the human context and subtle encompassing of the irrational within the rational. The Dialectic of Duration reaches far beyond local arguments over the nature of the physical world to gesture toward the building of an entirely new form of philosophy.

L'Eau ET Le Reves - Essai Sur L'Imagination De LA Matiere (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard L'Eau ET Le Reves - Essai Sur L'Imagination De LA Matiere (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R471 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R39 (8%) Out of stock
Les Intuitions Atomistiques - Essai de Classification (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Les Intuitions Atomistiques - Essai de Classification (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard; Introduction by Daniel Parrochia
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Out of stock
La Psychanalyse Du Feu (French, Paperback): Gaston Bachelard La Psychanalyse Du Feu (French, Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard
R578 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R56 (10%) Out of stock
Intuition of the Instant (Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Intuition of the Instant (Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard; Translated by Eileen Rizo-Patron
R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Out of stock

Appearing in English for the first time, "Intuition of the Instant"--Bachelard's first metaphysical meditation on time and its moral implications--was written in 1932 in the wake of Husserl's lectures on streaming time-consciousness, Heidegger's "Being and Time, " and Henri Bergson's philosophy of the elan vital. A culmination of Bachelard's earlier studies in scientific epistemology, this work builds the epistemic framework that would lead theorists of all stripes to advance knowledge by breaking with accepted modes of thought. "Intuition of the Instant "sows the seeds of Bachelard's future poetics, most notably in the essay "Poetic Instant and Metaphysical Instant" (1939)--included in this volume, along with an excerpt from Jean Lescure's lecture "Introduction to Bachelard's Poetics" (1966). Eileen Rizo-Patron's translation offers a key to Bachelard's subsequent works on science, time, and imagination, which remain epistemological touchstones.

The Psychoanalysis Of Fire (Paperback, New edition): Gaston Bachelard The Psychoanalysis Of Fire (Paperback, New edition)
Gaston Bachelard
R462 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R89 (19%) Out of stock

" Bachelard] is neither a self-confessed and tortured atheist like Satre, nor, like Chardin, a heretic combining a belief in God with a proficiency in modern science. But, within the French context, he is almost as important as they are because he has a pseudo-religious force, without taking a stand on religion. To define him as briefly as possible - he is a philosopher, with a professional training in the sciences, who devoted most of the second phase of his career to promoting that aspect of human nature which often seems most inimical to science: the poetic imagination ..." - J.G. Weightman, "The New York Times Review of Books"

On Logic and the Theory of Science (Paperback): Jean Cavailles On Logic and the Theory of Science (Paperback)
Jean Cavailles; Preface by Gaston Bachelard; Introduction by Georges Canguilhem, Charles Ehresmann; Translated by Knox Peden, …
R411 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R24 (6%) Out of stock

A new translation of the final work of French philosopher Jean Cavailles. In this short, dense essay, Jean Cavailles evaluates philosophical efforts to determine the origin-logical or ontological-of scientific thought, arguing that, rather than seeking to found science in original intentional acts, a priori meanings, or foundational logical relations, any adequate theory must involve a history of the concept. Cavailles insists on a historical epistemology that is conceptual rather than phenomenological, and a logic that is dialectical rather than transcendental. His famous call (cited by Foucault) to abandon "a philosophy of consciousness" for "a philosophy of the concept" was crucial in displacing the focus of philosophical enquiry from aprioristic foundations toward structural historical shifts in the conceptual fabric. This new translation of Cavailles's final work, written in 1942 during his imprisonment for Resistance activities, presents an opportunity to reencounter an original and lucid thinker. Cavailles's subtle adjudication between positivistic claims that science has no need of philosophy, and philosophers' obstinate disregard for actual scientific events, speaks to a dilemma that remains pertinent for us today. His affirmation of the authority of scientific thinking combined with his commitment to conceptual creation yields a radical defense of the freedom of thought and the possibility of the new.

Atomistic Intuitions - An Essay on Classification (Paperback): Gaston Bachelard Atomistic Intuitions - An Essay on Classification (Paperback)
Gaston Bachelard; Translated by Roch C. Smith; Preface by Daniel Parrochia
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Out of stock
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