First Published in 1987. This book explores the implications of Henri Bergson's philosophy for contemporary science, discussing the misinformed view that Bergsonism stands for a romantic revival of anti-scientific vitalism notwithstanding. Likewise, this study draws value in that Bergson's philosophy appears to offer guidelines as to how to restore paradigmatic cohesiveness between modern physics and the life sciences. The authors argue that Bergson's ideas stand a better chance of being appreciated and their heuristic value harnessed today because the infra-structure alluded to before, is now in place.

    unitI Epistemology; Chapter 1 The Dialectic of Intuition and Intellect: Fruitfulness as a Criterion, Pete A. Y. Gunter; Chapter 2 Durational Succession and Proto-Mental Agency, Andrew G. Bjelland; Chapter 3 Bergsonian Epistemology and Its Origins in Mathematical Thought, Jean Millet; Chapter 4 Intuition, Event-Atomism, and the Self, James W. Felt; unitII Neuropsychology; Chapter 5 Aspects of Henri Bergson’s Psycho-Physical Theory, Andrew C. Papanicolaou; Chapter 6 Bergson’s Theory of the Mind-Brain Relation, Mili? ?apek; Chapter 7 Bergson and the Brain: A Bio-Logical Analysis of Certain Intuitions, Karl H. Pribram; Chapter 8 Bergson and Freud on Aphasia: A Comparison, Arthur L. Benton; Chapter 9 Bergson and the French Neuropsychiatry Tradition, Athanase Tzavaras; unitIII Psychology; Chapter 10 Bergson and the Modern Psychology of Creativity, Frank Barron; Chapter 11 Bergson and a Pulsational-Wave Model of Temporality: A Way to Disentangle Theories in Gerontology, Charles R. Schmidtke; Chapter 12 Some Thoughts on the Relevance of Bergson to Contemporary Psychology, Mari Riess Jones; Chapter 13 Consciousness, Quantum Mechanics, and Random Physical Processes, Robert G. Jahn, Brenda J. Dunne; unitIV Towards a Unified Science: Philosophical and Scientific Evaluations; Chapter 14 Bergson and the Unification of the Sciences, Henry P. Stapp; Chapter 15 Bergson’s Duration and Quantal Spacetime Non-Separability, Oliver Costa de Beauregard; Chapter 16 Consciousness and Cosmology: Their Interrelations, George Wald; Chapter 17 Bergson, Whitehead, and Psychical Research, Leonard Eslick; Chapter 18 Bergson’s Aesthetic Creationism Compared to Whitehead’s, Charles Hartshorne;


    Pete A. Y. Gunter teaches Philosophy at North Texas State University in Denton. Texas. A Yale Ph.D. in Philosophy (1963). Professor Andrew C. Papanicolaou is a research neuropsychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.