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Creative Evolution

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Creative Evolution is a book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. The book provides an alternate explanation for Darwin's mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by an élan vital, a "vital impetus" that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative impulse. The book was very popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, before the Neodarwinian synthesis was developed. The book also develops concepts of time which significantly influenced modernist writers and thinkers such as Marcel Proust. For example, Bergson's term "duration" refers to a more individual, subjective experience of time, as opposed to mathematical, objectively measurable "clock time." In Creative Evolution, Bergson suggests that the experience of time as "duration" can best be understood through creative intuition, not through intellect.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781300353027
Edition
New Edition
Publisher
Green King Press
Published
March 20, 2014
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
250.24 KB

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