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Title Bergson, politics, and religion / Alexandre Lefebvre and Melanie White, editors
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2012
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2012


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Description vi, 337 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The closed and the open in the two sources of morality and religion : a distinction that changes everything / Frédéric Worms -- Bergson, the void, and the politics of life / Suzanne Guerlac -- Equally circular : Bergson and the vague inventions of politics / John Mullarkey -- The art of the future / Claire Colebrook -- Bergson as philosopher of war and theorist of the political / Philippe Soulez -- Anarchy and analogy : the violence of language in Bergson and Sorel / Hisashi Fujita -- Asceticism and sexuality : "cheating nature" in Bergson's The two sources of morality and religion / Leonard Lawlor -- Creative freedom : Henri Bergson and democratic theory / Paulina Ochoa Espejo -- Bergson's critique of practical reason / Carl Power -- Bergson and human rights / Alexandre Lefebvre -- Bergson and Judaism / Vladimir Jankélévitch -- Bergson and Nietzsche on religion : critique, immanence, and affirmation / Keith Ansell-Pearson and Jim Urpeth -- Assurance and confidence in the two sources of morality and religion: a sociological interpretation of the distinction between static religion and dynamic religion / Frédéric Keck -- Tuning into other worlds : Henri Bergson and the radio reception theory of consciousness / G. William Barnard -- James, Bergson, and an open universe / Paola Marrati
Summary Henri Bergson is primarily known for his work on time, memory, &creativity. His equally innovative interventions into politics &religion have long been neglected. In this book, leading Bergson scholars praise him as a political thinker, illuminating his positions on core concerns within political philosophy. Lefebvre at Uni of Sydney, White at UNSW
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bergson, Henri, 1859-1941 -- Political and social views.
Bergson, Henri, 1859-1941 -- Religion.
Philosophy and religion.
Philosophy, French.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Author Lefebvre, Alexandre, 1979- editor
White, Melanie Allison, 1970- editor
LC no. 2011053301
ISBN 0822352567 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822352753 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780822352563 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822352754 (paperback: alk. paper)