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Bergson and the Art of ImmanencePainting, Photography, Film$
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John Mullarkey and Charlotte de Mille

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748670222

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670222.001.0001

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. Art History, Less Its Conditions of Possibility

. Art History, Less Its Conditions of Possibility

Following Bergson’s ‘Le Possible et le réel’

(p.47) 3. Art History, Less Its Conditions of Possibility
Bergson and the Art of Immanence

Adi Efal

Edinburgh University Press

Analyses some of the epistemological consequences of applying Bergson’s anti-Kantian critique of possibility (as a retrospective artefact of real becoming) to art-historical inquiries. Bergson argues that no authentic generation can be understood as a result of ‘conditions of possibility’, a finding that has very significant implications for historical disciplines that deal with poietic acts, such as the history of art.

Keywords:   Bergson, anti-Kantianism, possible, real

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