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Posts tagged ‘Henri Bergson’

What is – or what is not – contemporary French philosophy, today?

by / RP 161 (May/Jun 2010) / Article

The question that serves as the title of my lecture,* the question that motivates this lecture, is sustained by a negation that is absolutely necessary to the construction of the problematic I aim here to open. For I have found no other means than the ‘labour of the negative’, in the …


As flowers turn towards the sun

Walter Benjamin’s Bergsonian image of the past
by / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / Article

Benjamin’s theses ‘On the Concept of History’, the final precipitate of the unfinished Arcades Project, was intended to strike at the fundamental pillars of a thought complicit in its times.1 On the seventieth anniversary of the Ribbentrop–Molotov pact, which prompted its drafting, it is tempting to question the attraction of this …


William James: An ethics of thought?

by / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009) / Article

William James’s pragmatism, and in particular the thesis according to which the sole truth of ideas is the difference that they make, and therefore also the interest that they create, has often been felt to be an offence by those who consider themselves to be engaged ‘for’ thought. [1] Shouldn’t ideas …


On Bergson’s metaphysics of time

by / RP 131 (May/Jun 2005) / Article


Justification or affirmation?

by and / RP 114 (Jul/Aug 2002) / Article

To Have Done with Justification: A Reply to Christian Kerslake Peter Hallward

Copernican Deleuzeanism: A Justification Christian Kerslake


Does phenomenology have a future?

by / RP 113 (May/Jun 2002) / Article


102 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 102 (Jul/Aug 2000) / Reviews

Simon Glendinning, ed., The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy Stella Sandford

Jean Laplanche, Essays on Otherness David Macey

Alasdair MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Beings Need the Virtues Stuart Hampshire, Justice is Conflict Sean Sayers

Penelope Deutscher and Kelly Oliver, eds, Enigmas: Essays on Sarah Kofman Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Max Blechman, ed., Revolutionary Romanticism Matthew …


The new Bergsonism

Discipline, subjectivity and freedom
by / RP 092 (Nov/Dec 1998) / Article


The rhythm of alterity

Levinas and aesthetics
by / RP 082 (Mar/Apr 1997) / Article


Socialism and Myth

The Case of Sorel and Bergson
by and / RP 046 (Summer 1987) / Article