12/24/2009

Bergson's Einstein §74. Ch.4.One or Many Durations?

On this strangely 'Christian' capital day of sentiment and joy _ and the million and one other things one feels and does not feel or does not wish to feel yet the sentiment of creation _ one creates a line of flight right through the middle of these things


And so doing this his own way Corry Shores has posted:



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Bergson's Einstein §74. Ch.4.One or Many Durations? Bergsonism. Deleuze

(the title is a wonderful take off on one of the plateaus of One Thousand Plateaus)





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[The following summarizes parts of Deleuze's Bergsonism. My commentary is in brackets. Paragraph subheadings are my own.]






Gilles Deleuze


Le bergsonisme
Bergsonism


Ch.4.
Une ou plusieurs durées ?
One or Many Durations?


_______The above is direct paste from Resarch Pirates________


Thank you Corry Shores
this year for your many


fine
posts








"1919 saw the publication of Bergson's Mind Energy, a collection of essays concerned with metaphysical and psychological problems. During the same year he retired from his teaching duties. However, in 1922, Bergson was appointed president of the International Commission for Intellectual Cooperation — the precursor to UNESCO. There, Bergson participated in a debate with Einstein, which, according to Merleau-Ponty, seems to testify to a “crisis of reason.” Bergson publishes his reflections on Einstein as Duration and Simultaneity (see Mélanges, 1972). Despite Bergson's claim that the mathematics in Duration and Simultaneity is insufficient, this book is important because in it Bergson re-orients Riemann's idea of mutliplicity, which had been the basis of Einstein's theory (Deleuze, 1991, pp. 39-40, and, also see below, "The Concept of Multiplicity")."


There is a lot to learn about Henri

Bergson and sure more to be found
Bergson was one of the philosophers
who had a big impact
on Henry Miller
I think Miller
saw him
speak when he was in the States
In any event Henry Miller
speaks of his work with great enthusaism and elan
in many of his books ~

see
for the complete article i 've cited .



_________Wishing everyone a fine Anaoedipal day