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Gaston Bachelard

Read through the most famous quotes from Gaston Bachelard

Rilke wrote: 'These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.

— Gaston Bachelard


When the image is new, the world is new.

— Gaston Bachelard


For a knowledge of intimacy, localization in the spaces of our intimacy is more urgent than determination of dates.

— Gaston Bachelard


I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.

— Gaston Bachelard

#house #privacy #space #dreams

A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.

— Gaston Bachelard

#language #nature #phenomenology #words #writing

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event

— Gaston Bachelard

#gaston-bachelard #life

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.

— Gaston Bachelard

#born #exists #kind #language #special

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.

— Gaston Bachelard

#even #event #life #minor #thus

To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.

— Gaston Bachelard

#expresses #life #live #live life #living

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.

— Gaston Bachelard

#did #know #knowing #our #progress

About Gaston Bachelard

Did you know about Gaston Bachelard?

(Le nouvel esprit scientifique)
Dialectic of Duration. He compared "scientific knowledge" to ordinary knowledge in the way we deal with it and saw error as only illusion: "Scientifically we think the truth as the historical rectification of a long error and we think experience as the rectification of the common and original illusion (illusion première). The role of epistemology in science
Bachelard was a rationalist in the Cartesian sense although he recommended his "non-Cartesian epistemology" as a replacement for the more standard Cartesian epistemology.

He rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the Académie française and influenced many subsequent French philosophers among them Michel Foucault Louis Althusser Dominique Lecourt and Jacques Derrida. To the latter he introduced the concepts of epistemological obstacle and epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique et rupture épistémologique).

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