Bachelard, Gaston


Bachelard, Gaston
(1884-1962)
   philosopher
   Born in Bar-sur-Aube, Gaston Bachelard worked for the Ministry of Communications and studied both the sciences and philosophy, then taught in the Faculty of Letters at Dijon (1930-40) and later at the sorbonne. Analyzing the parameters of scientific knowledge, he maintained that progress could be attained only by overcoming epistemo-logical obstacles (immediate perception, opinion, results considered to be definitive) as he sought to "establish the rudiments of a rational psychoanalysis." An open philosopher (dialectic), Bachelard integrated aspects of philosophy and psychoanalysis. His philosophy of science can be described as an applied rationalism (Le Nouveau Esprit scientifique, 1934; La Formation de l'esprit scientifique, 1938; Le Rationalisme appliqué, 1948; Le Matérialisme rationnel, 1953). To the world of rationality, he juxtaposed a complimentary universe of the poetic imagination and its symbols, which draw inspiration from the natural elements (earth, air, fire, water) and which Bachelard attempted to apply to a method of psy-coanalysis (La Psychoanalyse du feu, 1937; L'Eau et les rêves, 1941; L'Air et les songes, 1943; La Terre et les rêveries de la volonté, 1948; La Terre et les rêveries du repos, 1948; La Poétique de la rêverie, 1960).

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