William James - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who had trained as a physician. He was the first educator ... William James (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 7 Sep 2000 – Russell Goodman - firstname.lastname@example.org
William James was an original thinker in and between the disciplines of physiology, psychology and philosophy. His twelve-hundred page masterwork, The Principles of Psychology (1890), is a rich blend of ...
Henri Bergson (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 18 May 2004 – Leonard Lawlor email@example.com Valentine Moulard
Henri Bergson (1859–1941) was one of the most famous and influential French philosophers of the late 19th century-early 20th century… In 1903, Bergson published, in the prestigious Revue de métaphysique et de morale, an article entitled “Introduction to Metaphysics” (later reproduced as the centerpiece of The Creative Mind [La Pensée et le mouvant] in 1934). The first of Bergson's works to be translated in many languages, this article not only became a crucial reading guide for Bergson's philosophy as a whole, but it also marked the beginning of “Bergsonism” and of its influence on Cubism and literature. Through Williams James's enthusiastic reading of this essay, Bergsonism acquired a far-reaching influence on American Pragmatism. Moreover, his imprint on American literature (in particular, Wallace Stevens and Willa Cather, who created a character called “Alexandra Bergson”) is undeniable.
Creative Evolution appeared in 1907. It was the beginning of the “Bergson legend,” as well as of numerous, lively academic and public controversies centering on his philosophy and his role as an intellectual. The beginning of the next decade is the apex of the “Bergsonian cult” (“le Bergson boom”). Creative Evolution was translated into English. Bertrand Russell (who publishes an article entitled “The Philosophy in Bergson” in The Monist in 1912) objects that Bergson wants to turn us into bees with the notion of intuition. Russell also notes that any attempt at classifying Bergson will fail, as his philosophy cuts across all divisions, whether empiricist, realist or idealist (Soulez et Worms 2002, p. 124). Bergson's lectures at the Collège de France were filled to capacity, not only with society ladies and their suitors, but also with a whole generation of philosophy students (Étienne Gilson and Jean Wahl among others) and poets such as T.S. Eliot.
In January 1913, Bergson visits the
United States for the first time
(Soulez et Worms 2002, p. 134). The week before he delivered his first lecture
at Columbia University
(entitled “Spirituality and Liberty”),
The New York Times published a long article on him. The enthusiasm this article
generated may explain the traffic jam that occurred before Bergson's lecture,
the first traffic jam in the history of Broadway.
Bergson travelled to
in 1908 and met there with William
James, the Harvard philosopher who was Bergson's senior by
seventeen years, and who was instrumental in calling the attention of the
Anglo-American public to the work of the French professor. The two became great
Alfred North Whitehead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia OM FRS (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was a Fellow of the Royal Society since 1903
The period between 1910 and 1926 was mostly spent at University College London and Imperial College London, where he taught and wrote on physics, the philosophy of science, and the theory and practice of education.
Whitehead's metaphysical views, which he called process philosophy emerged in The Concept of Nature (1920) and were expanded in Science and the Modern World (1925), also an important study in the history of ideas and the role of science and mathematics in the rise of Western civilization. Indebted to Henri Bergson's philosophy of change, Whitehead was also a Platonist who "saw the definite character of events as due to the "ingression" of timeless entities."
Alfred North Whitehead (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 5 Apr 2010 – A. D. Irvine - firstname.lastname@example.org
The second main period, from 1910 to 1924, corresponds with his time at
London. During these
years Whitehead concentrated mainly, but not exclusively, on issues in the
philosophy of science and the philosophy of education… Thus although not
especially influential among contemporary Anglo-American secular philosophers,
his metaphysical ideas continue to have significant influence among many
theologians and philosophers of religion.
Samuel Alexander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia OM (6 January 1859,
– 13 September 1938, Manchester)
was an Australian-born British philosopher.
In 1908, he published Locke, a short but excellent study, which was included in the Philosophies Ancient and Modern Series. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1908–1911 and from 1936–1937. In 1913, was made a fellow of the British Academy. He was appointed Gifford lecturer at
in 1915, and delivered his lectures in the winters of 1917 and 1918. These he
developed into his great work Space, Time, and Deity, published in
two volumes in 1920, which his biographer has called the "boldest
adventure in detailed speculative metaphysics attempted in so grand a manner by
any English writer between 1655 and 1920."
The question went largely unanswered and his work is mostly ignored (or, at best, little known) these days. Alexander's views have also been described as panentheistic. Alexander was a contemporary of Alfred North Whitehead, whom he influenced, and mentored others who went on to become major figures in 20th century British philosophy.
Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader Sachidananda Mohanty - 2012 - Preview - More editions On the other end, M. S. Golwalkar and others of the Right wing persuasion admire Sri Aurobindo for his Hindu nationalism. ... religion and nationalism remains an unresolved issue and Heehs has not ventured 'to set forth in systematic form',54 ...
Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx: Integral Sociology and Dialectical ... - Page xx - Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya - 1988 - Preview Sri Aurobindo's integral sociology is a serious and systematic attempt to put the matter 'upside down', to use that famous expression of Marx, to show how the whole of our socio-political structure depends for their existence and significance ...
Political Philosophy Of Sri Aurobindo - Page 285 - V. P. Varma - 1990 - Preview - More editions PHILOSOPHY OF 'THE STATE Sri Aurobindo has not developed any systematic theory of the state like Hegel, Green or Bosanquet. But I will try to reconstruct a theory of the state according to Sri Aurobindo, by arranging, systematizing and ...
Perspectives on Sri Aurobindo's poetry, plays, and criticism - Page 144 - Amrita Paresh Patel, Jaydipsinh Dodiya - 2002 - Full view - More editions Sri Aurobindo was more consistent and original for he tried 'to present a systematic theory of futuristic poetry'. With the ...
Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader - Page xii - Paranjape, Makarand - Preview Sri Aurobindo and the Mother may be considered among the most consistent and systematic proponents of this idea. As Sri Aurobindo put it, 'It is a step for which the whole of evolution has been a preparation.' Or in the Mother's words: ...
Thinkers Of Indian Renaissance - Page 205 - S A Abbasi - 1998 - Preview It is this fusion which gives Sri Aurobindo a very unique place in the history of Eastern as well as Western philosophy. In this essay an attempt has been made to present Sri Aurobindo's philosophy in a systematic, critical and comparative ...
The Study of Hinduism - Page 275 Arvind Sharma - 2003 - Preview Aurobindo Ghose was one of the most systematic thinkers of the so-called Hindu renaissance.
Sri Aurobindo Ghose - Page 478 - Verinder Grover - 1993 - Preview Sri Aurobindo's writing is large and most varied. But for the strict philosophical purpose the book of systematic exposition is only The Life Divine. His Letters in Yoga are answers to queries put by his disciples in the course of their practice of ...
The perennial quest for a psychology with a soul: an inquiry into ... - Page 542 - Joseph Vrinte - 2002 - Preview In The Human Cycle and Foundations of Indian Culture, Sri Aurobindo deals systematically and comprehensively with the social and cultural life of man, indicating the effects of the individual's spiritual development upon the evolution of man's ...
Reading Hegel: The Introductions - Page 265 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Aakash Singh, Rimina Mohapatra - 2008 - Full view ... place, this book ambitiously attempts to present readers with Hegel's systematic thought through his Introductions alone. ... Derrida and other post-moderns, to thinkers farther afield, like
Japan's famous Kyoto
School or India's Sri Aurobindo.
Indian Political Thinkers: Modern Indian Political Thought - Page 136 - N. Jayapalan - 2000 - Preview He was a great poet, a great metaphysician, a great systematic thinker, a great seer and a great patriot. He had a message for the whole world. Shri AurobindoGhosh was born on 15th August, 1872 in the city of
Calcutta, a date which reminds...
The Lives of Sri Aurobindo - Page xii - Peter Heehs - 2008 - Preview - More editions But it had never occurred to anyone to search systematically for biographical documents. I spent parts of the next few years ... Most of the documents I found in public archives dealt with Aurobindo's life as a politician. They confirmed that he had ...