Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson

ᘴ Download  Format Kindle [ Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson ] For Free ᙌ By G William Barnard ᚪ ᘴ Download Format Kindle [ Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson ] For Free ᙌ By G William Barnard ᚪ Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world. Living Consciousness examines the brilliant, but now largely ignored, insights of French philosopher Henri Bergson 18591941 Presenting a detailed and accessible analysis of Bergsons thought, G William Barnard highlights how Bergsons understanding of the nature of consciousness and, in particular, its relationship to the physical world remain strikingly relevant to numerous contemporary fields These range from quantum physics and process thought to philosophy of mind, depth psychology, transpersonal theory, and religious studies Bergsons notion of consciousness as a ceaselessly dynamic, inherently temporal substance of reality itself provides a vision that can function as a persuasive alternative to mechanistic and reductionistic understandings of consciousness and reality Throughout the work, Barnard offers ruminations or neo Bergsonian responses to a series of vitally important questions such as What does it mean to live consciously, authentically, and attuned to our inner depths Is there a philosophically sophisticated way to claim that the survival of consciousness after physical death is not only possible but likely Barnard has given us a highly readable tour of Henri Bergsons 18591941 thought on consciousness, using it as a pivot point to unfold other major dimensions of his work as well The book is a welcome addition to the sparse literature on Bergsons heritage presently available to a broad English speaking readership Journal of Consciousness StudiesBarnard offers an interesting and relatively accessible foray into Bergsons works CHOICEG William Barnard is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University He is the author of Exploring Unseen Worlds William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism, also published by SUNY Press, and coeditor with Jeffrey J Kripal of Crossing Boundaries Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism.G William Barnard is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University He is the author of Exploring Unseen Worlds William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism, also published by SUNY Press, and coeditor with Jeffrey J Kripal of Crossing Boundaries Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism. Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson

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    • Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson
    • G William Barnard
    • Anglais
    • 04 August 2016
    • 388 pages

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