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By Idella J. Gallagher

Les Deux assets de los angeles Morale et de los angeles faith isn't a publication to depart one detached. those people who are persuaded by means of its argument or encouraged via its message are susceptible to occur a similar enthusiasm as Georges Cattaui who praised it as one of many maximum and wisest books conceived via philo­ sophers. Even those that take exception to the doctrine it expounds are impelled to recognize its value. It was once in his critique of Les Deux resources that Jacques Maritain was once moved to name the philosophy of Henri Bergson essentially the most bold and profound of our time. while decades in the past I opened Les Deux resources for the 1st time, I grew to become out of interest to the final web page and beheld those phrases, "l'univers ... est une computing device it faire des dieux." Bergson was once an evolutionist, yet definitely this was once no usual evolutionist talking, i presumed. What has to be the ethical philosophy of a guy who might write those phrases? while a lot later I undertook the current research, it used to be this comparable query which con­ cerned me.

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236--71 (0. 696--725). In a brief but informative study Angele KremerMarietti shows how Bergson's psychology of perception throws light on his conception of matter. See "Bergson metaphysicien de la matiere," Bulletin de fa Societe Francaise de Philosophie (May 1959), pp. 177-81. , p. 254 (0. 710). 44 THE EVOLUTIONARY BACKGROUND OF MORALITY Elaborating the images he has chosen to describe evolution, Bergson attempts to account for the wide variety of species and the multitude of individuals that life has produced.

368-70 (0. 806-07). 40 THE EVOLUTIONARY BACKGROUND OF MORALITY in a symbolism of life rather than a direct vision. And a theory of knowledge which fails to provide an account of the intellect's place in the general evolution of life will prove inadequate to explain how the framework of knowledge was constructed or how we can go beyond it. If in the course of evolution consciousness has split up into intelligence and intuition, it is because it was necessitated to do so in order to follow reality in its manifestation both as matter and as stream of life.

33 (0. 1271). s. Jacques Chevalier, Entretiens avec Bergson, pp. 122 and 148 . •• "Introduction (part II)," The Creative Mind, pp. 91-93 (0. 1319-20). 88 "Introduction to Metaphysics," The Creative Mind, p. 190 (0. 139S). This essay first appeared in Revue de metaphysique et de morale, XXIX (January 1903). When it was later published as one of the chapters of The Creative Mind, Bergson omitted the word intellectual from the definition. See "Apparat critique," (0. IS37). 31 34 THE NEW PHILOSOPHY intellect and intuition, the term "intellectual" in this definition is, he tells us, merely an adjective for the word "thought.

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