Gaston Bachelard

Gaston Bachelard (; June 27, 1884 – October 16, 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 and epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique et rupture épistémologique). He rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the Académie française and influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Dominique Lecourt and Jacques Derrida.

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Famous quotes by gaston bachelard:

    Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectifications of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)

    There is no original truth, only original error.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)

    Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)

    One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)

    Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)