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Bachelard, Gaston 1884-1962

Works: 752 works in 4,451 publications in 14 languages and 40,961 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Biography  Folklore  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator, Interviewee, Collector, Performer, Publishing director, Collaborator, Honoree, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, wst, Editor, pre, Other
Classifications: B2430.B253, 194
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The poetics of space by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

324 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a deep, magical, densely captivating book about space, our homes, how we live in them, and how dwellings and space affect us; it is as much a book of philosophy as a work of serious literature. It requires careful, preferably leisurely reading, with the possibility of moments to pause and digest and re-read the words. It will change the way you look at your home and your life, providing a deeper, more insightful relationship with the spaces you occupy
Der neue wissenschaftliche Geist by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

195 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La psychanalyse du feu by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

155 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'eau et les rêves; essai sur l'imagination de la matière by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

204 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuación de otros textos acerca de la imaginación de la materia ; prosigue la investigación acerca del fuego, el aire y el espacio, y está íntimamente relacionado con el resto de la obra bachelardiana, tanto en su vertiente histórico-científica como en su dimensión filosófica
La poétique de la rêverie by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

127 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lautréamont by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

94 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La formation de l'esprit scientifique : contribution à une psychanalyse de la connaissance by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

152 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilisant les concepts psychanalytiques, l'auteur montre comment, dans la science, le language constitue le véhicule privilégié de l'anthropomorphisme et comment les projections affectives constituent autant d'obstacles épistémiologiques à son développement
The psychoanalysis of fire by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Bachelard] is neither a self-confessed and tortured atheist like Satre, nor, like Chardin, a heretic combining a belief in God with a proficiency in modern science. But, within the French context, he is almost as important as they are because he has a pseudo-religious force, without taking a stand on religion. To define him as briefly as possible -- he is a philosopher, with a professional training in the sciences, who devoted most of the second phase of his career to promoting that aspect of human nature which often seems most inimical to science: the poetic imagination ..."--
The right to dream by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

92 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans quel espace vivent les rêves? Quel est le dynamisme de la vie nocturne? Le jour venu il ne reste que des fragments de vie nocturne, des transformations. Ce sont cependant ces transformations qui font de l'espace onirique le lieu même des mouvements imaginés
The dialectic of duration by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

112 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Dialectic of Duration Gaston Bachelard addresses the nature of time in response to the writings of his great contemporary, Henri Bergson. The work is motivated by a refutation of Bergson’s notion of duration – ‘lived time’, experienced as continuous. For Bachelard, experienced time is irreducibly fractured and interrupted, as indeed are material events. At stake is an entire conception of the physical world, an entire approach to the philosophy of science. It was in this work that Bachelard first marshalled all the components of his visionary philosophy of science, with its steady insistence on the human context and subtle encompassing of the irrational within the rational. The Dialectic of Duration reaches far beyond local arguments over the nature of the physical world to gesture toward the building of an entirely new form of philosophy."--
The flame of a candle by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

106 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetics of reverie : childhood, language, and the cosmos by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, his last significant work, an admired French philosopher provides extraordinary meditations on the relations between the imagining consciousness and the world, positing the notion of "reverie"as its most dynamic point of reference. In his earlier book, "The Poetics of Space, "Bachelard considered several kinds of "praiseworthy space" conducive to the flow of poetic imagery. In "Poetics of Reverie "he considers the absolute origins of that imagery: language, sexuality, childhood, the Cartesian ego, and the universe. Approaching the psychology of wonder from the phenomenological viewpoint, Bachelard demonstrates the aurgentative "potential "of all that awareness. Thus he distinguishes what is merely a phenomenon of relaxation from the kind of reverie which "poetry puts on the right track, the track of expanding consciousness""
La terre et les rêveries du repos by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

123 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les rêveries de lʹintimité matérielle exposent comment lʹimagination sʹefforce de parvenir à lʹintérieur des choses avec une large étude des grandes images du refuge. Dans lʹintimité "querellée, le philosophe étudie les images qui, sous la surface paisible, évoquent la matière agitée Lʹ"imagination de la qualité" introduit dans les objets la tonalisation du sujet imaginant. Ce sont les grandes images du refuge : la maison, le ventre, la grotte qui forme la matière des trois chapitres de la seconde partie. Abondant en pages savoureuses, en découvertes multiples, en aperçus ingénieux, ces cinq ouvrages forment une somme des fondements subconscients de la vie de lʹesprit. Ils établissent le rôle décisif, exhumé par un véritable philosophe des profondeurs, des intuitions sensorielles spontanées dans toutes les activités intellectuelles et spirituelles. Non seulement ils ouvrent à la psychanalyse, loin de la spéculation abstraite et des classifications discutables, un ample et solide domaine, mais ils redonnent leur pleine valeur à lʹactivité littéraire et singulièrement poétique en tant que découverte du monde et du soi. -- Publisher description
Le rationalisme appliqué by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

76 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le matérialisme rationnel by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

87 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On poetic imagination and reverie; selections from the works of Gaston Bachelard by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected, translated, and introduced by Colette Gaudin. Gaston Bachelard was considered one of the great minds of our times. His prodigious ability, displayed in twenty-three books and expressed in subtle, suggestive prose, has produced the single most important body of thought in the recovery of imagination in the twentieth century. These passages from his major works, their thematic organization, the authoritative prefaces by Colette Gaudin which place his work in the stream of current ideas, as well as the Bibliography of writings by and on Bachelard, together provide a concise introduction and brilliantly capture Bachelard's genius. --Spring Publications
Epistemologie by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

67 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bachelard by Jean-Claude Margolin( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston Bachelard; sa vie, son œuvre avec un exposé de sa philosophie by François Dagognet( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston Bachelard by Roch Charles Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston Bachelard, one of twentieth-century France's most original thinkers, is known by English-language readers primarily as the author of The Poetics of Space and several other books on the imagination, but he made significant contributions to the philosophy and history of science. In this book, the author provides a comprehensive introduction to Bachelard's work, demonstrating how his writings on the literary imagination can be better understood in the context of his exploration of how knowledge works in science. After an overview of Bachelard's writings on the scientific mind as it was transformed by relativity, quantum physics, and modern chemistry, the author examines Bachelard's works on the imagination in light of particular intellectual values Bachelard derived from science. His trajectory from science to a specifically literary imagination is traced by recognizing his concern with what science teaches about how we know, and his increasing preoccupation with questions of being when dealing with poetic imagery. The author also explores the material and dynamic imagination associated with the four elements - fire, water, air, and earth - and the phenomenology of creative imagination in Bachelard's Poetics of Space, his Poetics of Reverie, and the fragments of Poetics of Fire
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L'eau et les rêves; essai sur l'imagination de la matièreLautréamontThe psychoanalysis of fireThe right to dreamThe dialectic of durationThe flame of a candleThe poetics of reverie : childhood, language, and the cosmosLa terre et les rêveries du reposOn poetic imagination and reverie; selections from the works of Gaston Bachelard