Gaston Bachelard: A Philosophy of the Surreal
The first English-language analysis of this highly influential French philosopher's work on epistemology, poetic imagination and temporality
Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) was a seminal figure in contemporary French philosophy. Together with Michel Foucault, Georges Canguilhem and Jean Cavaillès, 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.
234mm x 156mm 224 pages
Published August 2016
ISBN Hardback: 9781474417211
Zbigniew Kotowicz is research fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon. He spent some fifteen years working as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, mostly with R. D. Laing’s Philadelphia Association. Subsequently, he took a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Warwick. He was Wellcome Research Fellow in the History of Medicine in the Department of History, Goldsmiths, University of London.
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