Deleuze identifies three pivotal concepts-duration, memory, and elan vital-that are found throughout Bergson's writings. In this analysis of one major philosopher by another, Gilles Deleuze identifies three pivotal concepts-duration, memory, and elan vital-that are found throughout Bergson's writings and shows the relevance of Bergson's work to contemporary philosophical debates. Deleuze interprets and integrates these themes into a single philosophical program, arguing that Bergson's philosophical intentions are methodological. They are more than a polemic against the limitations of science and common sense, particularly in Bergson's elaboration of the explanatory powers of the notion of duration-thinking in terms of time rather than space.Bergsonism is also important to an understanding of Deleuze's own work, influenced as it is by Bergson.
Number of Pages: 144 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780942299076 Publication Date:08/11/1990 Listed in:Philosophy Publisher:Zone Books