DOI: 10.14704/nq.2007.5.2.133

A Bergsonian Conception of Matter as Knowing Substance

Stoyan Kurtev


This article describes a novel approach to the understanding of the mind-matter relationship in the tradition of Bergson’s conception of matter, falling, in his words, in the middle between materialism and idealism. The first part is a historical review of Bergson’s ideas, and the second part is a sketch of the proposed equating of mental (brain) states and material (particle) states.


Bergson, philosophy, quantum physics, consciousness, mind-matter

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