Matter and memory
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Matter and memory

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COofXibran? philosophyH. LL.D.EDITED BY J. MUIRHEAD,MATTER AND MEMORYSOME OPINIONS OF THE PRESS."it can be claimed that final decision such as artThough hardly of problemshas solved the extra here dealt but no one can riseBergson completely wtth, fromand this book and retainordinary complex difficult problem reading unchangedand least all the the vieu s with which he it. Toof memory of mystery began sayit be admitted this of a book is toof matter, may ungrudg of psychometaphysicsthat he has clarified the obscurities of much." of Education.ingly say Journalthe to a considerableformerproblem extent,"As in the case the volumeof formerand above rendered servicehas, all, great the hastranslator this second volumeofthe in which he outby masterly way points authorthe s assistance and andapproval,the materithe ofinsuperable difficultiesthe has also written it a newforalistic . . . This excellent transposition.that which acIntroduction, supersedinglation." The Quest. thisthe work. Incompanies original"three works theOf M. s pre volume, also, the translators haveBergson givensent is that most to the a number summarieswhuh ofappeals useful marginalthe excellent treatment and aeducator because of index." Westminstercopiousof the very subjects of memory Review.practicalWe do not look aand attention. foruniform with this 10s. 6d.the same Author, volume, net.ByTIME AND FREE WILL:An on the Immediate Data of Consciousness ...

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CO ofXibran? philosophy H. LL.D.EDITED BY J. MUIRHEAD, MATTER AND MEMORY SOME OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. " it can be claimed that final decision such as artThough hardly of problems has solved the extra here dealt but no one can riseBergson completely wtth, from and this book and retainordinary complex difficult problem reading unchanged and least all the the vieu s with which he it. Toof memory of mystery began say it be admitted this of a book is toof matter, may ungrudg of psychometaphysics that he has clarified the obscurities of much." of Education.ingly say Journal the to a considerableformerproblem extent, "As in the case the volumeof formerand above rendered servicehas, all, great the hastranslator this second volumeof the in which he outby masterly way points authorthe s assistance and andapproval,the materithe ofinsuperable difficulties the has also written it a newfor alistic . . . This excellent transposition. that which acIntroduction, superseding lation." The Quest. thisthe work. Incompanies original " three works theOf M. s pre volume, also, the translators haveBergson given sent is that most to the a number summarieswhuh ofappeals useful marginal the excellent treatment and aeducator because of index." Westminstercopious of the very subjects of memory Review.practical We do not look aand attention. for uniform with this 10s. 6d.the same Author, volume, net.By TIME AND FREE WILL: An on the Immediate Data of Consciousness.Essay SOME OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. " A who can think and and concentrationphilosopher origin simplicity clarity and write is a combin is one the best that have ever been usedally felicitously of ation rare to a in tht service and aenough justify careful of philosophy ; for his ; and it is satis succinct French it is a hard mutterstudy of message style to note that M. s three to find an Mr.factory Bergson English equivalent. works will soon be all accessible in seems to have done his work adchief Pogson We can that the he has succeeded inEnglish. only hope mirably, for being the two volumes lucid and while rerendering of remaining always satisfactory, andwill be as successful as the clear the thetaining something of grace of version which Mr.scholarly Pogson gives original." Spectator. lahis Les Donn6es immediates deof " The translation thereproduces reconscience. The title Time and Free Will markable andlucidity of thoughthas been substituted for the somewhat express- sion that A/. sM. to his distinguishcolourless title Bergson pregiven by Bergson sentment athe of philosophical subject. Itfirst book and it indicates accurately will be the educated readera fairly easy forchief contents of the volume, mainly who has taste intothe real nature time and any for inquirydiscussion of of ques tions man s mental tothe drawn the author there of life follow M.conclusions by s discusto the real Bergson extremelyfrom as of freedom. interestingpossibility sions." Review.The line is the sameof argument Saturdaygeneral as that to readers infamiliar English " The translator this book has doneofof but itJames Principles Psychology, his work well.thoroughly Prof. Bergis worked out with incomby Bergson son s French is lucid in itsstyle enoughand a treatmentparable lucidity fulness of own but he writes in a conway, highlymake it conclusive. It is notthat quite centrated afashion, having, moreover,oreasy, by any process of summarizing line to develop which isof thought aptto the real andselecting, convey force to even theits sheerby unfamiliarity baffleM. spersuasiveness of Bergson argument. Inmost ofprofessional philosophers.The critictemperate may reasonably the version the ispresent meaning broughtdoubt whether he has laid this venerable exactness asout with bypunctiliousto its but he willcontroversy final rest, each word theant who has weighed of not that both his admissions anddeny the whole isoriginal, the effect ofyetcontentions far to clear the andgo air, natural and It is indeed no small easy.that idols the schoolsmany musty of to the world letters that themisfortune of crumble at his touch." Times. those later works in whichofrendering " in the doctrine attainsProf. Bergson otcupies of realityto-day Bergsonian and indeed on the consummation must become theFrance, Continent, its full the samt as the task other hands. . . . It is notsomething of position of necessary late William here to examine in detail aProf. Young any great book,occupied Both the conclusions which are asamong English-speaking peoples. of stepping are the man and the stones on to the or atapostles of plain leading maturer, consciousness. Both more studiesordinary approached any rate, comprehensive Matiere et andphilosophy proper through experimental represented by Mcmoire, but Professor has more still that of audapsychology, Bergson notably triumph one in his which cious L Evolution Creatrire.special stage development synthesis, his work embodies aa interest. He is The treatise highlygives peculiar present an eminent mathematician and of introspectivefamiliar compact piece psychology with the most whichabstract in three the first two oftypes of symbolical chapters, terve as a sort introthought. Prof, is not an are intended to ofBergson easy writer to Athcnaiim.translate. His in its duction to the first."ttylt MATTER D MEMORYI AN By HENRI BERGSON MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE PROFESSOR AT THE COLLEGE I>E FRANCE Authorized Translation by NANCY MARGARET PAUL AND W. SCOTT PALMER LTDALLEN & UNWINLONDON : GEORGE NEW YORK : THE MACMILLAN COMPANY FIRST PUBLISHED: 1911January 1912KKPRINTED: March 1913tl 1919September 1929July reservedAll rights FEB ! 5 1347 inh g/toiurg* TRANSLATORS NOTE THIS translation of Monsieur s MatilreBergson el Memoire has been made from the fifth edition of and has had the of1908, great advantage revised in the author. Monsieurbeing proof by has also written a new Introduction forBergson which that which theit, supersedes accompanied work.original The translators offer their sincere thanks to the author for his invaluable in these mattershelp and for made him while thesuggestions bymany book was in manuscript. leave to call the reader s attentionThey beg to the fact that all the notes aremarginal peculiar to the edition and Mon; that,English although sieur has been to reviseenoughBergson good he is not for their insertion orthem, responsible since form no of his owncharacter, part planthey for the book. N. M. P. W. P.S.