Title

Gaston Bachelard And The Transformation Of Consciousness: Some Implications For Criticism And Interpretation

Date of Award

1973

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Religion

Advisor(s)

Stanley Romaine Hopper

Keywords

Religion, philosophy, symbolic language, imagination, criticism

Subject Categories

Philosophy of Mind

Abstract

Out of an inner awareness of movement oscillating between rational thought and poetic image, we find a new man. Transformation of consciousness characterizes the movement discernible in Bachelard's writings betwen a scientific way of knowing and a poetic way of imagining. Bachelard speaks two different languages. Both languages are symbolic in that they distort the immediate reality of the senses.--Preface.

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