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The Aesthetic Theory of Bergson

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ISBN 9780674434202

Publication: January 1937

Available 10/01/2013

74 pages


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Although Bergson has written no treatises on the specific subject of aesthetics, those who have read him will realize that his interest in the “aesthetic emotions” and in art is a predominant one. Arthur Szathmary, in fact, believes that Bergson’s emphasis upon the aesthetic aspect of experience is his chief contribution to philosophy. Using his over-popularized theory of intuition as a starting-point, Szathmary shows how it may offer a basis for his aesthetic theory, as an account of aesthetic perception. Then, proceeding to higher planes of aesthetic experience, he shows the development of Bergson’s theory of art. Finally, he points out the implications which this theory bears for a view of philosophic method.