Concluding Remarks: The World of Laplace and the World of Bergson

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


We have now to indicate briefly how the paradoxical structure of the microphysical — and microchronical — world is related to the matter of our daily experience as well as to the matter of classical physics which, according to the expressive abbreviative formula of Edouard le Roy, is “a more refined common sense, a more penetrating sensory perception (un sens commun plus affiné, une perception plus aigüe)”.1 Implicitly, and in part even explicitly, this has been discussed before. All that I am going to do here is systematically restate and summarize it.


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  1. 1.
    E. Le Roy, ‘Continu et discontinu dans la matière: le problème du morcelage’, in Continu et Discontinu. Cahiers de la nouvelle journée, No. 15, Paris, 1929, p. 136.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cf. the concluding paragraph of The Two Sources of Morality and Religion(transl. by R. Ashley Audra and Cloudesley Brereton), H. Holt, New York, 1935.Google Scholar

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