Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson

By Henri Bergson

"The fullest expression of the prestigious French philosopher’s rules concerning the which means of lifestyles look during this prolonged essay, his most famed and influential paintings. In propounding his unique concept of evolution, Bergson considers nature and intelligence, examines mechanisms of idea and phantasm, and offers a feedback of philosophical platforms from these of the ancients to these of his 19th-century contemporaries."

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But something of its power may remain diffused in the rest of the organism, as the facts of regeneration prove, and it is conceivable that in certain privileged cases the faculty may persist integrally in a latent condition and manifest itself on the first opportunity. In truth, that I individuality, it is may have the right to speak of not necessary that the organism should be without the power to divide into fragments that are able to live. It is sufficient that it should have presented a certain systematization of parts before the and that the same systematization tend to be reproduced in each separate portion afterwards.

For, though the variation must reach a certain importance and a certain generality in order to give rise to a new species, it is being produced every moment, continuously and insensibly, in every living being. And it is evident that even the sudden "mutations" which we now hear of are possible only if a process of incubation, or rather of maturing, is going on throughout a series of generations that do not seem We have dwelt on this point and tried to make it clear in the Essoi sur les donntes immediates de la conscience, pp.

And it is evident that even the sudden "mutations" which we now hear of are possible only if a process of incubation, or rather of maturing, is going on throughout a series of generations that do not seem We have dwelt on this point and tried to make it clear in the Essoi sur les donntes immediates de la conscience, pp. 140-151. 1 CREATIVE EVOLUTION 34 to change. In this sense it might be said of life, as of consciousness, that at every moment it is creating some1 thing. But against this idea of the absolute originality and unforeseeability of forms our whole intellect rises in revolt.

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