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We Bergsonians: The Kyoto Manifesto

Elie During
Paul-Antoine Miquel


Rather than a return to Bergson, the ‘Kyoto manifesto’ argues for a renewed, expanded Bergsonism: a philosophical inquiry that lives up to the methodological standards set by Bergson, even if this implies prolonging some of his intuitions in different directions—possibly against himself. Several aspects of this endeavour are examined in turn: the meaning of ‘intuition’ and the prospects of speculative empiricism, the ontological scope of scientific theories, emergentism and the virtual, the relevance of space-time for duration, the place of metaphysical imagination and its capacity to probe the utopian potential of a truly open science.
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hal-04426225 , version 1 (30-01-2024)




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Elie During, Paul-Antoine Miquel. We Bergsonians: The Kyoto Manifesto. Yasushi Hirai. Bergson's Scientific Metaphysics: Matter and Memory Today, Bloomsbury Publishing, pp.223-242, 2023, 9781350341975. ⟨hal-04426225⟩
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