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Deleuze's Bergsonism

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2019.03.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Craig Lundy, Deleuze's Bergsonism, Edinburgh University Press, 2018, 182pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781474414319. Reviewed by Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick A notable feature of Gilles Deleuze's philosophy is the way in which it extensively draws on the ideas of Bergson. Deleuze first began to write on Bergson in the 1950s, a time when Bergson's intellectual ascendancy in Europe and even America had well and truly fallen into decline. Himself unknown in the immediate post-Second World War period, Deleuze was writing innovative essays in the 1950s on a deeply unfashionable philosopher. Even when he did become well known Deleuze's interest in Bergson was treated by many in France and elsewhere with suspicion and even derision. Deleuze always defended his interest in Bergson and was right to do so. Today a major renaissance of interest is taking place in Bergson's texts and... Read More

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