The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism, and Modernity

The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism, and Modernity

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In the early twentieth century, the life philosophy of Henri Bergson summoned the élan vital, or vital force, as the source of creative evolution. Bergson also appealed to intuition, which focused on experience rather than discursive thought and scientific cognition. Particularly influential for the literary and political Négritude movement of the 1930s, which opposed French colonialism, Bergson's life philosophy formed an appealing alternative to Western modernity,… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (March 19, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 15.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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