Ignas Zemleckas’s review of Mark Sinclair’s latest book, Bergson, for the JBSP, published online in advance of the paper edition.
Ignas Zemleckas – Book Review: ‘Bergson by Mark Sinclair’ [London, Routledge, 2020]. (Review originally published online: 14 February 2020).
Opening paragraph: Mark Sinclair has written an informative and engaging book about one of the most famous philosophers of the twentieth century – Bergson. The book has eleven chapters. First is a succinct intellectual biography of Bergson. Then, Sinclair takes us through Bergson’s thought in nine chapters on multiple topics. Some of them Bergson is well known for, such as his work on concepts like time and memory. Other, less well known topics, such as Bergson’s thoughts on art and laughter, are just as interesting and informative. The last chapter is about Bergson’s influence on the philosophers who came after him. This book is an enlightening introduction to Bergson and Sinclair does an impressive job at making the book informative yet simple to read and easy to understand. This is an impressive feat since some of Bergson’s ideas are prone to misinterpretation.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2020.1728877
Ignas Zemleckas, Newcastle University
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