GASTON BACHELARD (1884 - 1962)



  • Gaston Bachelard and the History of Science, Goldsmiths College, University of London, November 27, 2003



  • Anthologies:

    • L'Engagement rationaliste.  Paris: PUF, 1972.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • The Right to Dream.  Trans. 1971.

    • On Poetic Imagination and Reverie.  Trans. 1971.

    • La Poétique de la rêverie.  Paris: PUF, 1960.

      • The Poetics of Reverie.  Trans. Daniel Russell.  Boston: Beacon, 1969.

    • La Poétique de l'espace.  Paris: PUF, 1958.

      • The Poetics of Space.  Trans. Maria Jolas.  New York: Orion, 1964.

        • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  1073-1081.

    • La Terre et les rêveries de la volonté.  1948.

    • La Terre et les rêveries du repos.  1946.

    • L'Air et les songes.  1943. 

    • 1942.

      • Air and Reverie

    • La Philosophie du non.  1940.

      • The Philosophy of No.  Trans.  1968.

    • L'Eau et les rêves.  1940.

      • Water and Dreams

    • La Formation de l'esprit scientifique.  1938.

    • La Psychanalyse du feu.  Paris: Gallimard, 1938.

      • The Psychoanalysis of Fire.  Trans. G. C. Waterston.  New York: Orion, 1969.

    • Le Nouvel esprit scientifique.  Paris: Alcan, 1934.

      • The New Scientific Spirit.  Trans. 1984.

    • L'Intuition de l'instant.  1932.

    • La Valeur indicative de la relativité.  Paris: Vrin, 1929.


  • Archives:
  • Selected Individual Works:



  • Anthologies:
  • Selected Individual Works:
    • Adams, Hazard.  "Bachelardian Reverie."  Philosophy of the Literary Symbolic.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1983.  171-176.
    • Babich, Babette E.  "Philosophies of Science: Mach, Duhem, Bachelard."  Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy.  Vol. 8 of The Routledge History of Philosophy.  Ed. Richard Kearney.  London: Routledge, 1994.  175-221.

    • Gutting, Gary.  "Bachelard."  French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century.  Cambridge: CUP, 2001.  85-89.

    • Kennedy, Miles.  Home: a Bachelardian Concrete Metaphysics.  New York: Peter Lang, 2011.

    • Ross, Alison.  "Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962)."  Twentieth-Century European Cultural Theorists.  2nd Series.  Vol. 296 of Dictionary of Literary Biography.  Ed. Paul Hansom.  Detroit: Gale, 2004.  3-9.

    • Smith, Roch C.  Gaston Bachelard.  1982.

    • Teles, Mary.  Bachelard, Science and Objetivity.  1984.

    • Tiles, Mary.  ""Epistemological History: the Legacy of Bachelard and Canguillhem."  Contemporary French Philosophy.  Ed. A Phillips Griffiths.  Cambridge: CUP, 1987.  141-156.

    • Vadée, Michel.  Gaston Bachelard.  Paris: Éditions Sociales, 1975.



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