Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media

  • Stephen Crocker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-14
  3. Medium as Means and Obstacle

  4. Killing Time: Synchrony and Diachrony

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      Pages 81-81
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  5. Man Falls Down: Unanswerable Situations

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      Pages 125-125
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-185

About this book


What is a medium? Why is there always a middle? Can media produce 'immediacy'? Henri Bergson recognized mediation as the central philosophical problem of modernity. This book traces his influence on the 'media philosophies' of Gilles Deleuze, Marshall McLuhan, Walter Benjamin and Michel Serres.


film Marshall McLuhan media Medium metaphysics philosophy reason

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Crocker
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial University of NewfoundlandCanada

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