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Bergsonov pojam percepcije
Bergson’s Notion of Perception

Author(s): Mark Losoncz
Subject(s): Epistemology, Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Psychology
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Bergson; perception; action; philosophy of consciousness; brain; selection; illusions; space; memory;

Summary/Abstract: The difference of nature between pure perception and pure memory plays an important role in Bergson’s philosophy. Perception is defined in the theory of asubjective images as an aphenomenal experience of things themselves. According to Bergson, only the melange of perception and memory in concrete experience results in the illusion of the interiority of perception. The description of corporeal selection is at the same time the description of the genesis of subjectivity and objectivity. These are necessary illusions; however, they are not a priori illusions, but pragmatic ones. The critique of intelligence as the organizer of the row perception – affection – action can be understood as a necessary extension of the theory of pure perception. The author points at the most important difficulties of Bergson’s theory, especially in respect of the question of pure perception and irrelevant images.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 147-160
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian