Gaston Bachelard

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Born June 27, 1884(1884-06-27)
Bar-sur-Aube, France
Died October 16, 1962(1962-10-16) (aged 78)
Paris, France
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Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) was a French philosopher. He made contributions in the fields of poetics and the philosophy of science. To the latter he introduced the concepts of epistemological obstacle [obstacle épistémologique] and epistemological break [rupture épistémologique].

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(in French unless noted otherwise)

Monographs
  • Essai sur la connaissance approchée, Paris: Vrin, 1927, 310 pp. Dissertation. [1]
    • Kinjiteki ninshiki shiron, Tokyo: Kokubunsha, 1982, 404 pp. (Japanese)
  • L'Intuition de l'instant. Étude sur la Siloë de Gaston Roupnel, Paris: Stock, 1932, 153 pp, PDF, RTF.
    • Intuition of the Instant, trans. Eileen Rizo-Patron, Northwestern University Press, 2013, ARG.
  • Le Nouvel esprit scientifique, Alcan, 1934; 10th ed., Paris: PUF, 1968, 181 pp, PDF, RTF.
    • The New Scientific Spirit, trans. Arthur Goldhammer, Boston: Beacon Press, 1984, ARG, PDF. (English)
    • Nový duch vedy, Bratislava: Pravda, 1981, 163 pp. (Slovak)
  • La Dialectique de la durée, Boivin, 1936; 1950; Paris: Les Presses universitaires de France, 1963, PDF, RTF, ARG.
    • The Dialectic of Duration, trans. & annot. Mary McAllester Jones, intro. Cristina Chimisso, Manchester: Clinamen Press, 2000, ARG, PDF. (English)
  • La Formation de l'esprit scientifique. Contribution à une psychanalyse de la connaissance objective, Paris: Vrin, 1938; 1947, PDF, IA, ARG; 4th ed., 1960, IA, ARG, 257 pp; 5th ed., Paris: Vrin, 1967, 257 pp, PDF, RTF.
    • A formação do espírito científico: contribuição para uma psicanálise do conhecimento, trans. Esteia dos Santos Abreu, Rio de Janeiro: Contraponcto, 1996, PDF, IA. (Brazilian Portuguese)
    • The Formation of the Scientific Mind: A Contribution to a Psychoanalysis of Objective Knowledge, trans. M. McAllester Jones, Clinamen Press, 2002, ARG, PDF. (English)
  • La Psychanalyse du feu, Paris: Gallimard, 1938; Paris: Gallimard, 1992, 192 pp, PDF, RTF, ARG.
    • The Psychoanalysis of Fire, trans. Alan C.M. Ross, London: Routledge, 1964, ARG, PDF. (English)
    • Psychoanalýza ohně, Prague, 1994. (Czech)
    • Psihanaliza focului, trans. Lucia Ruxandra Munteanu, Bucharest: Univers, 2000. (Romanian)
  • La Philosophie du non: essai d'une philosophie du nouvel esprit scientifique, Paris: PUF, 1940; 4th ed., Paris: PUF, 1966, 147 pp, PDF, RTF.
    • The Philosophy of No: A Philosophy of the New Scientific Mind, trans. G.C. Waterson, New York: Orion Press, 1968, ARG. (English)
  • L'Eau et les rêves: essai sur l'imagination de la matière, Paris: José Corti, 1941.
    • Voda a sny. Esej o obraznosti hmoty, Prague, 1997. (Czech)
  • L'Air et les songes. Essai sur l’imagination du mouvement, Paris: José Corti, 1943, PDF, RTF.
  • La Terre et les rêveries de la volonté, Paris: José Corti, 1948, 409 pp, PDF, RTF.
  • Le Matérialisme rationnel, 1953; 3rd ed., Paris: PUF, 1972, 225 pp, PDF, RTF.
  • La Poétique de l'espace, Paris: PUF, 1957, 214 pp; 3rd ed., 1961, 215 pp, Log, PDF, RTF.
    • Poetik des Raumes, trans. Kurt Leonhard, Munich: Hanser, 1960, 284 pp, Log. (German)
    • The Poetics of Space, trans. Maria Jolas, New York: Orion Press, 1964; Boston: Beacon Press, 1969; 1994, Log, ARG. (English) Review: Ockman (HDM 1998).
    • La poética del espacio, trans. Ernestina de Champourcin, México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1965; 2000, PDF. (Spanish)
    • La poetica dello spazio, trans. Ettore Catalano, Bari: Dedalo, 1975; 2006, PDF. (Italian)
    • "A poética do espaço", in Bachelard, A filosofia do não. O novo espírito científico. A poética do espaço, trans. Joaquim José Moura Ramos, Remberto Francisco Kuhnen, Antônio da Costa Leal and Lídia do Valle Santos Leal, 1978, Log. (Brazilian Portuguese)
    • Poetica spaţiului, trans. Irina Bădescu, 2003, Log. (Romanian)
    • Poetika prostranstva, trans. N.V. Kislova, G.V. Volkova and M.Yu. Mikheev, 2004, Log. (Russian)
    • Poetika prostoru, Prague: Malvern, 2009. [2] (Czech)
  • La Poétique de la rêverie, Paris: PUF, 1960; 4th ed., 1968, 185 pp, PDF, RTF.
    • On Poetic Imagination and Reverie: Selections from Gaston Bachelard, ed. Colette Gaudin, Dallas: Spring Publications, 1987, lxvii+112 pp, ARG. (English)
    • Poetica reveriei, trans. Luminiţa Brăileanu, preface Mircea Martin, Piteşti: Paralela 45, 2005, PDF, Intro, Chap. 1, Chap. 2, Chap. 3, Chap. 4, Chap. 5, PDF, PDF, IA, DJV. (Romanian)
    • Poetika snění, Prague: Malvern, 2010, 230 pp. [3] (Czech)
  • La Flamme d'une chandelle, Paris: PUF, 1961, 113 pp, PDF, RTF.
    • Plamen svíce, trans. Richard Vyhlidal, Prague: Obelisk, 1970, 84 pp, PDF; 1997. (Czech)
  • Le Droit de rêver, Paris: PUF, 1970, 250 pp, PDF, RTF.
  • Études, Paris: Vrin, 1970, 99 pp, PDF, RTF.
  • L'Engagement rationaliste, Paris: PUF, 1972, 102 pp, PDF, RTF.
Bibliography

Literature[edit]

  • Vincent Bontems, Bachelard, Paris: Belles Lettres, 2010, PDF, ARG.

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