The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)


A serious exam of the connection among the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Henri Bergson, concentrating on the significant factor of time.

the hot renewal of curiosity in the philosophy of Henri Bergson has elevated either attractiveness of his impact on twentieth-century philosophy and a focus to his courting to phenomenology. before, the query of Martin Heidegger’s debt to Bergson has remained principally unanswered. Heidegger’s short dialogue of Bergson in Being and Time is aimed at explaining why he fails in his makes an attempt to imagine extra greatly approximately time. regardless of this dismissal, a detailed examine Heidegger’s early works facing temporality unearths a sustained engagement with Bergson’s suggestion. In The foundation of Time, Heath Massey evaluates Heidegger’s critique of Bergson and examines how Bergson’s efforts to reconsider time when it comes to length expect Heidegger’s personal interpretation of temporality. Massey demonstrates how Heidegger follows Bergson in looking to discover “primordial time” by means of disentangling temporality from spatiality, how he affiliates Bergson with the culture of philosophy that covers up this phenomenon, and the way he overlooks Bergson’s ontological flip in Matter and Memory. via shut readings of early significant works by means of either thinkers, Massey argues that Bergson is a even more radical philosopher with appreciate to time than Heidegger permits.

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