Conférence – 15 décembre 2022 – Emile Kenmogne

La valeur épistémologique et pratique du mysticisme Bergsonien

Emile Kenmogne, Université de Yaoundé 1

Jeudi 15 décembre 2022, 10h30-12h

salle Pasteur (Pavillon Pasteur, 1er étage), 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris 

Dans le cadre de l’IRN CNRS « Un chapitre dans l’histoire globale de la philosophie : nouvelles perspectives sur le bergsonisme » 

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Brazil Meeting of the Global Bergsonism Research Project (an online webinar) – 18, 24 and 25 of November, 2022 – Universidade Federal de São Carlos

Based on the pioneering work of Bento Prado Júnior and Franklin Leopoldo e Silva, Bergsonian studies have developed significantly in Brazil over the last 20 years. This includes a thematic diversity that allows a rich dialogue with other scholars around the world. Our participation in the CNRS International Research Network “A Chapter in a Global History of Philosophy : New Perspectives on Bergsonism” intends to expand this exchange even further and, thus, the research horizon around Bergson’s philosophy. The openness of his thought, related to the fundamental idea of the continuous transformation of time, leads us to strengthen our ties while looking forward to new interlocutors, especially from Latin America, beyond the consolidated connection with France.

This Webinar will be an occasion to discuss the potentialities of Bergon’s work, explored in an original way through the diversity of schools and academic backgrounds of all continents. We hope to encourage and foster discussions in a concrete practice of “ouverture” – mental, cultural and social – renewing questions and problematizations.

 

Ernesto Neto, We Fishing the Time, 2001

 

Programme

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Workshop (online and in person) October 2, 2022 – Remembering: analytic and Bergsonian Perspectives 2

Speakers include Kourken Michaelian, Shin Sakuragi, Ken-ichi Hara,
Hisashi Fujita, Kengo Miyazono and Yasushi Hirai.

Date: 2 Oct (Sun) 10:00-17:50
Place: Room A701, Building A, Fukuoka University / Zoom
Language: English
Organisers: Yasushi Hirai, Kourken Mikelian and Shin Sakuragi
Registration required: https://forms.gle/Zfpo5266qRDywjE59

PBJ website:
https://matterandmemory.jimdofree.com/english-1/

CPM (Centre for Philosophy of Memory) website:
https://phil-mem.org/events/2022-bergson.php

Assemblée générale 20 octobre 2022

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à l’Assemblée Générale de la SAB, qui se tiendra en présentiel et en ligne le 20 octobre 2022 de 13h30 à 15h30 à l’ENS – 45 rue d’Ulm – Salle des Actes (escalier A, 1er étage). Les membres de la SAB auront accès au lien de la réunion via la newsletter Bergson News. Vous pouvez adhérer ici. Continuer la lecture

Recension: Bergson notre contemporain – Emmanuel Kessler (2022)

Mathilde Tahar 

       

            Si, depuis quelques décennies, en grande partie grâce à l’édition critique des Presses Universitaires de France, Bergson a de nouveau une place de choix dans le monde académique, il reste, auprès de la société, au mieux le philosophe qui a écrit sur Le Rire, au pire un nom vaguement connu de la culture française qui a donné son nom a des rues et à des collèges.

C’est donc avec un certain enthousiasme que nous accueillons la publication de cet ouvrage destiné au grand public sur l’œuvre et la vie de Bergson. D’une part, en tant que chercheur.se bergsonien·ne·s, il est plaisant d’imaginer qu’on pourra offrir l’ouvrage à nos proches, qui peut-être comprendront enfin quelque chose à notre travail universitaire. D’autre part, parce que ce livre, ne se contentant pas de faire une monographie du philosophe, veut montrer son actualité, sa nécessité même, pour penser la société d’aujourd’hui, redonnant ainsi à Bergson une certaine actualité dans un monde qui a tout oublié de sa gloire passée.

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Séminaire: PBJ International workshop: ‘Time and Biology in Bergson’s Creative Evolution’

Mathilde Tahar (University of Toulouse), an up-and-coming researcher attempting a contemporary reassessment of Bergson’s Creative Evolution, will visit Fukuoka, Japan under a research partnership between CNRS (France) and Fukuoka University.
PBJ (Project Bergson in Japan) takes this opportunity to organise a series of three-night workshops.

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Séminaire: How to Reach the Absolute: Bergson’s Anti-Kantism – Leonard Lawlor – Mardi 17 Mai 2022

Mardi 17 mai | Salle des Actes – ENS | 13h30-15h00

Leonard Lawlor is Head of the Philosophy Department and Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University. He the author of eight books, most of which concern 20th century French philosophy. The most recent is From Violence to Speaking out (Edinburgh 2016). He is currently working on a book called The Disparate: Deleuze’s Ethics of the Univocity of Being, which will be published by Columbia University Press. In 2021, Indiana University Press published his English translation of Renaud Barbaras’s Introduction à la phénoménologie de la vie. Lawlor has also completed the English translation of Bergson’s 1904-1905 course on the evolution of the problem of freedom, which will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2023.

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Book Review: The Bergsonian Mind. Mark Sinclair and Yaron Wolf (eds), 2021

Bruno Rates – University of São Paulo (FFLCH/USP), Brazil, Grant 2020/15114-5, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)During his lifetime, Bergson enjoyed considerable influence on the Anglophone intellectual scene, notably in the United Kingdom and the United States. After his death, however, Bergsonian studies in English were not consolidated in a continuous and structured way, and it was necessary to wait a few decades for this situation begin to be reversed. Driven by Gilles Deleuze’s increasing penetration into the Anglo-Saxon cultural (not necessarily philosophical) world, as well as through the efforts of researchers such as Keith Ansell-Pearson, John Mullarkey (among others) and, perhaps also, by a kind of “analytic philosophy fatigue” from its own practitioners (as seen in the growing interest in metaphysical themes, for example), the critical bibliography in English found a new impetus from the 2000s onwards. But, though since then we have witnessed a small editorial boom on Bergson, whether in England or the USA, a work that was both comprehensive and specialized was still lacking. In other words, a book that would function as an instigating gateway for those who would like to establish a first contact with Bergson’s thought and, at the same time, as a rich source of research for Bergsonian scholars interested in deepening their knowledge in specific topics that could be related to their own research.

 

The Bergsonian Mind, published in 2022 by Routledge in the “Philosophical Minds” Series timely and exemplarily fills such a gap. Edited by Mark Sinclair and Yaron Wolf, the book contains 36 texts (plus one short “Introduction”) written by specialists from many parts of the world, and covers a wide spectrum of subjects explored by Bergson. This geographic and thematic diversity can be felt in the five parts that constitute its 510 pages: “Sources and Scene”, “Mind and World”, “Ethics and Politics”, “Reception” and “Bergson and Contemporary Thought.” In this review, given the lack of unity of the book and the heterogeneity of its texts, I will give a brief presentation of each essay followed by a critical analysis. At the end, I will make some final comments vis-à-vis the bibliography and the internationalization of Bergsonian studies. It goes without saying that this volume is a great contribution to those interested in Bergson’s philosophy, and that my critiques have the goal to promote and advance the discussion, in a true spirit of academic comradeship.
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Call for Papers: Brazil Meeting of the Global Bergsonism Research Project (an online webinar) – 18, 24 and 25 of November, 2022

!!! THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 20 !!!

Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar)
University of São Paulo (USP)
Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
UMR 8547 Pays germaniques – Transferts culturels (CNRS/Ens)

Ernesto Neto, We Fishing the Time, 2001

Based on the pioneering work of Bento Prado Júnior and Franklin Leopoldo e Silva, Bergsonian studies have developed significantly in Brazil over the last 20 years. This includes a thematic diversity that allows a rich dialogue with other scholars around the world. Our participation in the CNRS International Research Network “A Chapter in a Global History of Philosophy : New Perspectives on Bergsonism” intends to expand this exchange even further and, thus, the research horizon around Bergson’s philosophy. The openness of his thought, related to the fundamental idea of the continuous transformation of time, leads us to strengthen our ties while looking forward to new interlocutors, especially from Latin America, beyond the consolidated connection with France.

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