The Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) (Paperback)

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The final published book by Nobel Prize-winning author and philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941), La pens e et le mouvant (translated here as The Creative Mind), is a masterly autobiography of his philosophical method. Through essays and lectures written between 1903 and 1923, Bergson retraces how and why he became a philosopher, and crafts a fascinating critique of philosophy itself. Until it leaves its false paths, he demonstrates, philosophy will remain only a wordy dialectic that surmounts false problems.
With masterful skill and intensity, Bergson shows that metaphysics and science must be rooted in experience for philosophy to become a genuine search for truth. And in the quest for unanswered questions, the spiritual dimension of human life and the importance of intuition must be emphasized. A source of inspiration for physicists as well as philosophers, Bergson's introduction to metaphysics reveals a philosophy that is always on the move, blending man's spiritual drive with his mastery of the material world.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486454399
ISBN-10: 0486454398
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: June 17th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Western Philosophy