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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson Author: Edouard le Roy Translator: Vincent Benson Posting Date: August 13, 2008 [EBook #1347] Release Date: June, 1998 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A NEW PHILOSOPHY: HENRI BERGSON *** Produced by Sue Asscher A NEW PHILOSOPHY: HENRI BERGSON by Edouard le Roy Translated from the French by Vincent Benson Preface This little book is due to two articles published under the same title in the -Revue des Deux Mondes-, 1st and 15th February 1912. Their object was to present Mr Bergson’s philosophy to the public at large, giving as short a sketch as possible, and describing, without too minute details, the general trend of his movement.
These articles I have here reprinted intact.
But I have added, in the form of continuous notes, some additional explanations on points which did not come within the scope of investigation in the original sketch. I need hardly add that my work, though thus far complete, does not in any way claim to be a profound critical study.
Indeed, such a study, dealing with a thinker who has not yet said his last word, would today be premature.
I have simply aimed at writing an introduction which will make it easier to read and understand Mr Bergson’s works, and serve as a preliminary guide to those who desire initiation in the new philosophy. I have therefore firmly waived all the paraphernalia of technical discussions, and have made no comparisons, learned or otherwise, between Mr Bergson’s teaching and that of older philosophies. I can conceive no better method of misunderstanding the point at issue, I...





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