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Henri Bergson: Toward a Philosophy of Becoming

Henri Bergson
Wahida Khandker

Introduction

What is the relationship between stability and process in Henri Bergson's philosophy? To attempt an answer to this question, I will examine the following key concepts and problems in detail: the concept of ‘duration’ (Bergson's proposed alternative to the linear model of time), the idea of multiplicity, the relation between ‘virtual’ and ‘actual', creativity, and intuition.

In this chapter, I will look in detail at Bergson's early text, Time and Free Will (which was originally published in 1889). There, the contrast is most starkly drawn, in the analysis of heterogeneity and homogeneity, between the temporal and the spatial, and it gives us some first clues concerning the nature and role of ‘duration’ in Bergson's thought. As ...

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