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Adventures in Phenomenology
Gaston Bachelard
Adventures in Phenomenology
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Eileen Rizo-Patron - Editor
Edward S. Casey - Editor
Jason M. Wirth - Editor
SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 338 pages
Release Date: September 2017
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6605-7

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Paperback - 338 pages
Release Date: July 2018
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6606-4

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Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.

Like Schelling before him and Deleuze and Guattari after him, Gaston Bachelard made major philosophical contributions to the advancement of science and the arts. In addition to being a mathematician and epistemologist whose influential work in the philosophy of science is still being absorbed, Bachelard was also one of the most innovative thinkers on poetic creativity and its ethical implications. His approaches to literature and the arts by way of elemental reverie awakened long-buried modes of thinking that have inspired literary critics, depth psychologists, poets, and artists alike. Bachelard’s extraordinary body of work, unduly neglected by the English-language reception of continental philosophy in recent decades, exhibits a capacity to speak to the full complexity and wider reaches of human thinking. The essays in this volume analyze Bachelard as a phenomenological thinker and situate his thought within the Western tradition. Considering his work alongside that of Schelling, Husserl, Bergson, Buber, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Deleuze, and Nancy, this collection highlights some of Bachelard’s most provocative proposals on questions of ontology, hermeneutics, ethics, environmental politics, spirituality, and the possibilities they offer for productive transformations of self and world.

“…this is an excellent volume, which will be of immense benefit not only to Bachelard scholars but also to the contemporary continental philosophy community more generally.” — Phenomenological Reviews

Eileen Rizo-Patron is Research Associate at the Center for Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture at Binghamton University, State University of New York. She is the coeditor (with Richard Kearney) of Traversing the Heart: Journeys of the Inter-religious Imagination and the translator of Bachelard’s Intuition of the Instant. Edward S. Casey is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. He is the author of many books, including The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History. Jason M. Wirth is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. His books include Schelling’s Practice of the Wild: Time, Art, Imagination, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Edward S. Casey, Eileen Rizo-Patron, and Jason M. Wirth


Bachelard’s Living Philosophical Legacy
Eileen Rizo-Patron

Part I. Adventures in Time

1. The Difference an Instant Makes: Bachelard’s Brilliant Breakthrough
Edward S. Casey

2. Bachelard’s “Non-Bergsonism”
Jean-Francois Perraudin

3. Vertical Time: Bachelard’s Epiphanic Instant
Richard Kearney

4. Rhythm and Reverie: On the Temporality of Imagination in Bachelard
Kristupas Sabolius

Part II. Adventures in Methodology

5. Adventures of Consciousness: Bachelard on the Scientific Imagination
Mary McAllester Jones

6. Bachelard vis-a-vis Phenomenology
Anton Vydra

7. Bachelard’s Hermeneutics: Between Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology
Eileen Rizo-Patron

8. Bachelard’s Poetic Ontology
Glen A. Mazis

Part III. Adventures in Language

9. Gaston Bachelard and Henry Corbin: On Adjectival Consciousness
David L. Miller

10. Bachelard’s Logosphere and Derrida’s Logocentrism: A Distinction with a Differance
Roch C. Smith

11. The Heat of Language: Bachelard on Idea and Image
Jason M. Wirth

12. Sounding the Living Logos: Bachelard and Gadamer
Eileen Rizo-Patron

Part IV. Adventures in Alterity

13. Reverie and Reverence: Bachelard’s Encounter with Buber
Edward K. Kaplan

14. Missing Land: Between Heidegger and Bachelard
Edward S. Casey

15. Environmental Politics in Light of Bachelard’s Elemental Poetics
Samuel Talcott

16. Bachelard’s Open Solitude
Madeleine Preclaire

Appendix A
Preface to Buber’s I and Thou, by Gaston Bachelard

Appendix B
Testimony on Gaston Bachelard, by Georges Gusdorf

List of Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index

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