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Time, for Bergson, is not different from duration. On the contrary, Bergson's view is that time is duration. Explanation: Bergson uses the word "time" like all of us do. That is, he uses the word "time" to capture the common, pre- theoretical and uncontroversial aspects of time. On the other hand, Bergson uses the word "duration" in a special, theoretical, ...


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I have seen this quote in multiple books by the Turkish poet, Ahmet Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, who actually was a student of Henri Bergson. However, I am not aware if this quote appears in one of Bergson's works. The book, Mümin - Kâfir (The Believer and Disbeliever) has following dialogue: Believer - As a matter of fact, a Western philosopher who has destroyed ...


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Bergson's thesis was not that time is space-like, but that time understood "in the common way" is space-like. Bergson argued that practical reasons cause us to regard time as space, but that strictly speaking, the thesis that time is space-like is not merely wrong, but self contradictory. Influences from Aristotle and Kant can be detected in Bergson. For ...


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Bergson had many unusual views, but what he wrote on individual death seems plain and commonsensical. Since in death one ceases to experience, one cannot imagine one's own death from within. On the other hand, one can imagine one's own death from without, by looking, as it were, at one's own dead body from outside, from the standpoint of another. So Bergson ...


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This is an extended commentary to the question. In the beginning of Matter and Memory Bergson clearly declares his dualism: This book affirms the reality of spirit and the reality of matter... It is, then, frankly dualistic. (p.XI) In principle, this should prohibit any possibility of physicalist development. However, a literal understanding of his ...


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The concept of duration is in its most simple presentation qualitative multiplicity or the fusion of this experience of nowness with the those that follow. What is commonly called "time" isn't duration but a quantified measure of duration that isn't itself derivative of duration but spatialization (which also gets referred to as "simultaneity"): i.e. what is ...


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The concept of duration is most developed in Bergson's Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness (1899), freely available online. Duration is the qualitative continuum of "lasting through" as experienced by a conscious subject, or as present to consciousness (hence the subtitle). Time is the objectified (Bergson writes "spatialized",...


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