The School Of Life: Life Lessons from Bergson

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The Life Lesson series takes a great thinker and highlights those ideas most relevant to us today. These books show how wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us. Henri Bergson’s work was inspired by a conviction that life is petrified and diminished by theories, categories and conventions, and that it is the purpose of philosophy to restore awareness of lived live - to renew, revitalize and enrich direct contact with the world.

Bergson was a French professor and philosopher. Born in Paris in 1859 to a Polish composer and Yorkshire woman of Irish descent, his revelatory ideas of life as ceaseless becoming and the importance of attention, learning, humour and joy brought him incredible fame and media celebrity.

About the Author Michael Foley was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, but since 1972 he has lived in London, working as a Lecturer in Information Technology. He is the bestselling author of The Age of Absurdity and Embracing the Ordinary.

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