Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri by G. William Barnard

By G. William Barnard

Explores the concept of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories at the nature of attention and its dating to the actual world.

Living Consciousness examines the intense, yet now mostly overlooked, insights of French thinker Henri Bergson (1859–1941). featuring an in depth and available research of Bergson’s proposal, G. William Barnard highlights how Bergson’s knowing of the character of cognizance and, specifically, its courting to the actual global stay strikingly proper to varied modern fields. those diversity from quantum physics and technique suggestion to philosophy of brain, intensity psychology, transpersonal concept, and non secular stories. Bergson’s inspiration of awareness as a without end dynamic, inherently temporal substance of fact itself presents a imaginative and prescient which can functionality as a persuasive substitute to mechanistic and reductionistic understandings of attention and fact. during the paintings, Barnard bargains “ruminations” or neo-Bergsonian responses to a sequence of very important questions reminiscent of: What does it suggest to dwell consciously, authentically, and attuned to our internal depths? Is there a philosophically subtle approach to declare that the survival of recognition after actual loss of life isn't just attainable yet likely?

“…Barnard has given us a hugely readable journey of Henri Bergson’s (1859–1941) proposal on attention, utilizing it as a pivot element to spread different significant dimensions of his paintings to boot. The e-book is a great addition to the sparse literature on Bergson’s history almost immediately to be had to a wide English-speaking readership.” — Journal of attention Studies

“…Barnard deals an engaging and comparatively available foray into Bergson’s works.” — CHOICE

G. William Barnard is affiliate Professor of spiritual stories at Southern Methodist college. he's the writer of Exploring Unseen Worlds: William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism, additionally released through SUNY Press, and coeditor (with Jeffrey J. Kripal) of Crossing barriers: Essays at the moral prestige of Mysticism.

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