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Gaston Bachelard: a Philosophy of the Surreal, Paperback / softback Book

Gaston Bachelard: a Philosophy of the Surreal Paperback / softback


The first English-language analysis of this highly influential French philosopher's work on epistemology, poetic imagination and temporalityGaston Bachelard (1884 1962) was a seminal figure in contemporary French philosophy.

Together with Michel Foucault, Georges Canguilhem and Jean Cavailles, he shaped the 'French epistemological' school of philosophy of science.

In France, Bachelard is a towering presence; in the English-speaking world, he is little known.

Now, Zbigniew Kotowicz gives us the first English language, in-depth presentation of the entire spectrum of Bachelard's work: epistemology, poetic imagination and temporality. And he explores an old philosophical tradition that Bachelard's thought opens up atomism a doctrine that has been almost forgotten and is much misunderstood.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781474432238

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