Through Our Laughter We Are Involved': Bergsonian
Humor in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction.
If in the Quentin section Faulkner "writes" Bergsonian
duration, the Benjy section becomes Faulkner's intervention in his own reader's "reflective consciousness," preparing the reader for stream-of-consciousness narrative.
duree, on the other hand, is a fluid field of temporal instants that are not crystallized monads but edgeless moments sustaining the fiction of continuous time.
The argument is balanced well as Wilkinson also considers Bergsonian
counter-arguments to Nishida.
detailing his extensive critique of the Bergsonian
theologian Edouard Le
Instead of insisting on the efficacy of alphabetic writing in shaping our very notions of reality, Ronchi takes an openly Bergsonian
and ultimately Platonic approach, which starts, in true phenomenological fashion, with the description of a common experience, namely, the feeling of having forgotten something, or of having something "on the tip of our tongue" without being able to utter it.
If this life is to be new, it would need to be based on something other than the old Bergsonian
and Spinozan terms, but it does not seem to be.
5) Contaminated with an existentialist intuition of politics, (6) this vital principle of distrust toward the technological form of the body-machine, analogic thinking, and the power of technics over life, combined with the Bergsonian
emphasis on the flux of experience, intuition, elan vital, the notion of life as "becoming" over being, and the emphasis on the holistic character of organism over liberal atomism, would come to characterize the existential ethos of the first Fascism.
In the final essay of section three, Smith explores Deleuze's concept of the "open" in terms of three Bergsonian
theses on movement: 1.
His Spanish landscape is both material and immaterial, owing to his fundamentally Bergsonian
philosophical perspective ("For what we call 'material substance' and what we call 'Spirit' are interchangeable," Kazantzakis 63).
Rather, they are Bergsonian
perceptual correlatives of actions in and reactions to milieux (Johnston 1999: 46).
The magic here is not that the illusion is happening so much as that it is happening at a speed slow enough to be affected by it--in the Bergsonian
sense--where my bodily experience is invaded by the amplified sensations of Being, such that I can reflect on this epiphanic space.
The ideas of French philosopher Henri-Louis Bergson (1859-1941) concerning the importance of the lived experience for understanding reality enjoyed quite a bit of popularity in academic and literary circles in the early part of the 20th century before falling into a state of neglect and then being re-excavated by Gilles Deleuze's investigation into Bergsonian
theories of consciousness in the 1980s.
What is more, one can trace a direct Bergsonian
influence on Thomas E.
Though Women in Love is not a Bergsonian
work, comparison of its relevant theses with those in Creative Evolution can clarify Lawrence's project.