Gaston Bachelard And The Transformation Of Consciousness: Some Implications For Criticism And Interpretation
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Stanley Romaine Hopper
Religion, philosophy, symbolic language, imagination, criticism
Philosophy of Mind
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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Campbell, Worthington Jr., "Gaston Bachelard And The Transformation Of Consciousness: Some Implications For Criticism And Interpretation" (1973). Religion - Dissertations. 56.