Creative Evolution

by Henri Bergson,

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  • 177556844X
  • 9781775568445
  • 9781775410843

French philosopher Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution was published in 1907 and translated into English in 1911. Very popular at the time, it gives an alternate mechanism for evolution - that it is motivated by an "élan vital" a vital impetus, also graspable as our natural creative urge. It also looks at Bergson's conception of time, a subjective "duration" (rather than the quantifiable time of a clock) that is best understood not through the intellect but through our creative intuition, an idea that influenced Marcel Proust and other modernist thinkers.

  • The Floating Press; January 1911
  • ISBN 9781775568445
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  • Title: Creative Evolution
  • Author: Henri Bergson; Arthur Mitchell (trans.)
  • Imprint: The Floating Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 177556844X
  • 9781775568445
  • 9781775410843
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 177556844X
  • 9781775568445
  • 9781775410843