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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’

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

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670222.003.0004

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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