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Bergson, Politics, and Religion

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Alexandre Lefebvre
Alexandre Lefebvre

Alexandre Lefebvre is Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza.

Melanie White is Senior Lecturer in Social Theory at the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.

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Melanie White
Melanie White

Alexandre Lefebvre is Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza.

Melanie White is Senior Lecturer in Social Theory at the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.

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Duke University Press
ISBN electronic:
978-0-8223-9542-3
Publication date:
2012

Henri Bergson is primarily known for his work on time, memory, and creativity. His equally innovative interventions into politics and religion have, however, been neglected or dismissed until now. In the first book in English dedicated to Bergson as a political thinker, leading Bergson scholars illuminate his positions on core concerns within political philosophy: the significance of emotion in moral judgment, the relationship between biology and society, and the entanglement of politics and religion. Ranging across Bergson's writings but drawing mainly on his last book, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion, the contributors consider Bergson's relevance to contemporary discussions of human rights, democratic pluralism, and environmental ethics.

Contributors. Keith Ansell-Pearson, G. William Barnard, Claire Colebrook, Hisashi Fujita, Suzanne Guerlac, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Frédéric Keck, Leonard Lawlor, Alexandre Lefebvre, Paola Marrati, John Mullarkey, Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Carl Power, Philippe Soulez, Jim Urpeth, Melanie White, Frédéric Worms

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