Time Duration and Simultaneity . Chia (), inspired by process philosopher Henri Bergson’s thinking about time, argued against the way knowledge about. Bergson. – Duration And Simultaneity [Book Review]. J. Merleau-Ponty Henri Bergson, Duration and Simultaneity: Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe. Henri Bergson, Duration and Simultaneity: Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe Time, Duration and Freedom – Bergson’s Critical Move Against Kant.

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Peter, however, who remains on the earth, is then some two hundred years older than when Paul left him, and has long been in his grave p. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The first act is a kind of leap, and the idea of a leap is opposed to the idea of a re-constitution after analysis.

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They are fragile and require the support of a community. Thanks to intuition, humanity can turn intelligence against itself so as to seize life itself.

We can see again that there are bodily needs which must be satisfied. Now, according to Bergson, when philosophers such as Kant attribute a severe aspect to duty, they have externalized this experience of obligation’s inflexibility. University Press, ], Chap. Kant’s moral philosophy has its source in such needs. Such is the hypothesis of common sense.

Henri Bergson, Duration and Simultaneity – PhilPapers

But the confusion was accentuated by the fact that, although the the- ory was generally accredited to Lorentz Einstein’s name ap- pears in connection with it very little before World War I it was given the name “relativity theory,” which, in Lorentz’ form, it certainly was not.


Descartes posited that everything relating to physics is spread out and moving in space; he thereby gave the ideal formula of a universal mechanism.

Now let a third clock, C, be set to agree with A and then moved from the point of A to the point of B at high uniform speed. But as soon as this effort is precisely stated, as soon as we seek to justify it, we catch ourselves doubling and multiplying our consciousness, trans- porting it to znd extreme limits of our outer experience, then, to the edge of the new field of experience that it has thus dis- closed, and so on indefinitely-they are really multiple con- sciousnesses sprung from ours, similar to ours, which we en- trust with forging a chain across the immensity of the universe and with attesting, through the identity of their inner dura- tions beegson the contiguity of their outer experiences, the single- ness of an impersonal time.

Are we thinking of such a journey when we speak of an impersonal time? In dividing and measuring it, I can then say, if it suits me, that I am dividing and measuring the duration of the motion that is tracing it out.

In the eyes of the observer who shares the earth’s motion, the distance of this double journey is therefore Unlike space, time is not measurable by The time of the system has expanded.

Rotation is really the key to Bergson’s concept of hebri. Yet it is manifestly so, as any- one who cares to read the literature can verify for himself. If Deleuze indeed presents a penetrating criticism of Heidegger, it lies in the claim that being Sein is a unity and not a multiplicity and in this regard Deleuze’s criticism of Heidegger resembles a great deal that of Derrida who always targets Heidegger’s idea of gathering [ Versammlung ].

Duration (philosophy)

Human knowledge results from the form and the structure of intelligence. In fact, getting away from ponderable matter, what would not my predicament be with regard to light, and, more generally, electromagnetic events, had my space and time dimensions re- mained as they were! But if we accept it, if we understand it as time and not just space, it is because a journey of our own body is always virtual in it, and could have been for us the unfolding of time.


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J. Merleau-Ponty, Bergson . – Duration And Simultaneity – PhilPapers

If we make more of an effort, we sense that the darkest shade of orange is durtaion different color, red, while the lightest is also a different color, yellow. Anwar Tlili – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 48 5: The representations that the mystic explicates can be further explicated into formulas, for example, the formula of each person being deserving of respect and dignity.

Minds most refractory to the first elements imagine immediately and without difficulty lines without thickness and points without size.

Encountering the Creative Museum: A qualitative multiplicity is therefore heterogeneous or singularizedcontinuous or interpenetratingoppositional or dualistic at the extremes, and progressive or temporal, an irreversible flow, which is not given all at once. Smultaneity it on Scholar. North Holland Publishing Co. Mark Paterson – – Philosophy in Review 21 3: