The Abacus And The Rainbow: Bergson, Proust, And The Digital-analogic Opposition

1 septembre 1999|
The Abacus And The Rainbow: Bergson, Proust, And The Digital-analogic Opposition de Donald R. Maxwell
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Donald R. Maxwell analyzes the concepts of time, memory, self, and thought in Proust's ¿ la recherche du temps perdu and in the philosophy of Henri Bergson. Dr. Maxwell introduces the digital-analogic opposition (abacus and rainbow) that permeates Bergson's philosophy. Bergson's analysis of memory is distinct from Proust's, but resembles that of contemporary neurophysiology. He specifies two aspects of being, as well as the twinning of self in memory, which are both present throughout Proust's great novel. While Bergson uses linguistic imagery to communicate his philosophy, Proust's use of language is more to suggest, evoke, and create. Both Bergson and Proust describe the process of artistic creation in related yet contrasting ways. Dr. Maxwell provides new insight into the origins of the similarities between Bergson's philosophy and elements of the Proustian universe.
The Author: Donald R. Maxwell, born in Paris, holds two Ph.D. degrees, one from the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Medicine) and, more recently, one from the University of Michigan (French), where he is Visiting Assistant Professor of French. He spent many years engaged in medical and scientific research and is the author of numer...
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Titre :The Abacus And The Rainbow: Bergson, Proust, And The Digital-analogic Opposition
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :9.06 X 6.3 X 0.98 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :9.06 X 6.3 X 0.98 po
Publié le :1 septembre 1999
Publié par :Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780820444352

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