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dc.contributor.authorMoravec, Matyas
dc.contributor.authorWest, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-01T00:36:21Z
dc.date.available2024-01-01T00:36:21Z
dc.date.issued2023-01-01
dc.identifier282187359
dc.identifier659471d4-5fb3-4b53-b954-fd34edb9cff9
dc.identifier85158163974
dc.identifier.citationMoravec , M & West , P 2023 , ' Stebbing and Eddington in the shadow of Bergson ' , History of Philosophy Quarterly , vol. 40 , no. 1 , pp. 59-84 . https://doi.org/10.5406/21521026.40.1.04en
dc.identifier.issn0740-0675
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8477-6065/work/133187222
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/28939
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we argue that the French philosopher Henri Bergson was a hidden interlocutor in Susan Stebbing’s critique of Arthur Eddington in her Philosophy and the Physicists. First, we outline Stebbing’s critique of Eddington’s philosophical- physical writings with a particular emphasis on her case against Eddington’s account of the passage of time. Second, we provide evidence that Eddington’s philosophy is, at its core, Bergsonian and make the case that Eddington was directly influenced by Bergson’s philosophy of la durée. Third, we lay out Stebbing’s critique of Bergsonism in her Pragmatism and French Voluntarism and identify important similarities with her critique of Eddington over twenty years later. In doing so, we show that it is Eddington’s Bergsonism that she is attacking. Finally, we situate Stebbing’s criticisms of both Eddington and Bergson within two wider conflicts that emerged in early twentieth century British philosophy: one between an objectively describable time of physics and subjective temporal experience, and the other between science and intuition.
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dc.format.extent728965
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHistory of Philosophy Quarterlyen
dc.subjectStebbingen
dc.subjectBergsonen
dc.subjectEddingtonen
dc.subjectTimeen
dc.subjectIntuitionen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subjectNCADen
dc.subject.lccB1en
dc.titleStebbing and Eddington in the shadow of Bergsonen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5406/21521026.40.1.04
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2024-01-01


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