The Resource Postcolonial Bergson

Postcolonial Bergson

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Postcolonial Bergson
Title
Postcolonial Bergson
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Language
eng
Summary
Henri Bergson has been the subject of keen interest within French philosophy ever since being championed by Gilles Deleuze and others. Yet his influence extends well beyond European philosophy, especially within Africa and South Asia. Postcolonial Bergson traces the influence of Bergson's thought through the work of two major figures in the postcolonial struggle, Muhammad Iqbal and Léopold Sédar Senghor. Poets and statesmen as well as philosophers, both of these thinkers-the one Muslim and the other Catholic-played an essential political and intellectual role in the independence of their respective countries. Both found, in Bergson's work, important support for their philosophical, cultural, and political projects. For Iqbal, a founding father of independent Pakistan, Bergson's conceptions of time and creative evolution resonated with the need for the "reconstruction of religious thought in Islam," a religious thought newly able to incorporate innovation and change. For Senghor, Bergsonian ideas of perception, intuition, and élan vital-filtered in part through the work of the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin-proved crucial for thinking about African art, as well as foundational for his formulations of African socialism and his visions of an unalienated African future. At a moment of renewed interest in Bergson's philosophy, this book, by a major figure in both French and African philosophy, gives an expanded idea of the political ramifications of Bergson's thought in a postcolonial context
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Diagne, Souleymane Bachir
Dewey number
194
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Bergson, Henri
  • Senghor, Léopold Sédar
  • Iqbal, Muhammad
  • Postcolonialism
  • Decolonization
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adult
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Postcolonial Bergson
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12464896
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823285846
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12464896
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12464896
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Postcolonial Bergson
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12464896
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823285846
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12464896
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12464896
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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