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(2012) Contemporary kantian metaphysics, Dordrecht, Springer.

Time, space and body in Bergson, Heidegger and Husserl

Dan Zahavi, Søren Overgaard

pp. 270-297

In Time and Free Will, Bergson maintains that there is a radical difference between space and time. On his account, any attempt to spatialize the stream of consciousness, any attempt to conceive of the temporality that is distinctive of consciousness in spatial terms, would lead to a complete distortion of its proper character. Bergson's argument, however, relies not only on a particular understanding of time, but also on a particular understanding of space. From a phenomenological point of view, as we will argue, Bergson's conception of space – space understood as a homogeneous medium – is questionable.

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DOI: 10.1057/9780230358911_14

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Zahavi, D. , Overgaard, S. (2012)., Time, space and body in Bergson, Heidegger and Husserl, in R. Baiasu, G. Bird & A. W. Moore (eds.), Contemporary kantian metaphysics, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 270-297.

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