Creative Evolution

Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson

Creative Evolution

Philosophers are thinkers of a different order than ordinary folks and Henri Bergson is no exception to that rule. In the spirit of, and yet not in lock step with, Darwinian evolutionism, Bergson makes here his philosophical argument for a continuous, creative evolution. Invoking the ancient philosophers, drawing on metaphysical precepts and enlisting the aid of an interested Nature, Bergson describes a view of evolution which would be summarily rejected by the pure materialist camp. Although the language is somewhat quaint, being translated from the French of 100 years ago, and not altogether easy to read, the reader is ultimately lead to conclude that Bergson’s intuition has indeed taken him to a perch that gives him a broader view of our reality.

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Two new upcoming Henri Bergson books

Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson Books

As a follow-on to our latest publications, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Evolution, both by Rod Hemsel, Auro e-Books is currently putting the finishing touches on two more publications from the realm of philosophy. In fact, it was Rod’s frequent mention of the work of Henri Bergson which lead us to consider publishing two of Bergson’s books. Creative Evolution and The Two Sources of Morality and Religion are the latest (1907 and 1932 respectively) of Bergson’s four most highly regarded works and tie-in very nicely with the two lecture series by Rod. While most of us may wax philosophical from time to time, very very few of us pursue the complete coherence of thought and understanding to which the great philosophers aspire. It is not our intention here to promote any specific system of thought; rather, it is our conviction that any endeavor to follow the thought processes of great thinkers can only result in an expansion of our own horizons and possibly even some strengthening, straightening and re-organizing of our own thought processes.

The Philosophy of Religion

The Philosophy of Religion by Rod Hemsell

The Philosophy of Religion

The material in this book is a transcription of a series of twelve lectures presented by Rod Hemsell at Savitri Bhavan in Auroville, India. With broad brush strokes highlighted with interesting and intricate detail, Rod paints a rich historical portrait illustrating the evolution of philosophical thought and its impact on religious doctrine which extends over a twenty-four hundred year span. The underlying theme, of course, is the slow and steady evolution of human consciousness flowing along many separate streams of thought springing forth from the fount of human experience while growing in knowledge. The depth of this discourse is not at all overwhelming; however, we are no longer wading in the kiddie pool here. In these lectures, Rod has introduced a number of familiar characters and ideas and he has also introduced several others who may not be so well known, all of which invites the reader to follow up with investigations of their own. Rod’s treks along ancient pathways draw us along to discover the great, underlying similarities between the major religions of today that might otherwise go unnoticed and he convinces us that such was always inevitable since we have been dealing with universal truths all along.

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