The Meaning of Immediacy

  • Milič Čapek
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 7)


So far we have dealt only with the negative character of Bergson’s epistemology. Its positive features are inseparable from Bergson’s concrete views concerning the nature of mind, matter and organic life. His first problem was the nature of psychological existence; the solution which he proposed influenced in a decisive way the subsequent elaboration of his philosophy. Out of Bergson’s psychology grew naturally what may be called the ‘Bergsonian physics’ and the specifically Bergsonian solution of the classical mind-body problem; out of his psychological and physical views sprung in an equally organic way his neo-vitalistic reinterpretation of evolution which later colored even his particular views concerning the nature of ethics and religion.


External Reality Secondary Quality Subjective Element Musical Experience Epistemological Attitude 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1971

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