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The Misuse of Mind: A Study of Bergson's Attack on Intellectualism

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    THIS important study of Bergson's philosophy is not an attempt to epitomise or expound the principle, the method, or the particular content. It concentrates on an attempt to understand what is generally rejected as unintelligible—the attack on intellectualism. In Bergson's view the tradition of philosophy is all wrong and must be broken with; philosophical knowledge can be obtained only by “a reversal of the usual work of the intellect.” The author gives us in three chapters first a criticism of “explanation,” then a criticism of “fact,” both with reference to Bergson's theory of change, and in a final chapter shows how light is thrown on the problem by his theory of the relation of matter to memory.

    The Misuse of Mind: A Study of Bergson's Attack on Intellectualism.

    Karin

    Stephen

    By. (International Library of Psychology, Philosophy, and Scientific Method.) Pp. 107. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd.; New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., Inc., 1922.) 6s. 6d. net.

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