The Two Sources of Morality and Religion.

BERGSON Henri (1935.)

£350.00  [First Edition]

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Translated by R. Ashley Audra and Cloudesley Brereton with the assistance of W. Horsfall Carter. First edition in English. 8vo. viii, 278, [2] pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (faint partial offsetting to endpapers, spotting to edges of text block, otherwise generally internally clean and unmarked; some minor spotting to front and rear panels of jacket, spine panel toned with some light chipping to head, notwithstanding a very good example of the rare dust jacket). London, Macmillan and Co., Limited.

The first English translation of Bergson's final major work in which he attempts to show that there are two sources from which two kinds of morality and religion evolve. Developing on ideas from his earlier book Creative Evolution, Bergson expands on the interplay between closed morality and open morality, namely the effects of both instinct and intelligence on the development of morality within societies, reaching the conclusion that despite the progress achieved there is no way around the fixity of human nature.

The present English translation was undertaken with Bergson's assistance, with the Translator's Preface giving interesting insight into Bergson overseeing the re-writing and re-thinking the original.

Stock Code: 244780

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