The Creative Mind


THE innocent inquirer picking up this book might be led to expect new light on Bergson's philosophy. He would be disappointed. It a translation of a collection of essays published in France in 1934 under the title “La Pensee et le Mouvant”. The present publishers do not mention this fact, nor do they explain the change in title. As the author tells us in his preface and notes, the seven essays that form two thirds of the book were first published between 1903 and 1923, and the long introduction that forms the rest was completed by 1922 except for a few pages on physical theory added ten years later.

The Creative Mind

By Henri Bergson. Translated by Mabelle L. Andison. Pp. 307. (New York: Philosophical Library, Inc., 1946.) 3.75 dollars.

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RITCHIE, A. The Creative Mind. Nature 157, 535 (1946) doi:10.1038/157535a0

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