The Meaning of the War: Life and Matter in Conflict by Henri Bergson | Project Gutenberg

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‘This little volume contains the discourse delivered by M. Bergson as President of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques at its annual public meeting on December 12, 1914’.

Moral critique of Germany’s war-effort as ‘machine’, by Henri Bergson, French philosopher, critic of materialism.

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION: p. 9
LIFE AND MATTER AT WAR: p. 15
THE FORCE WHICH WASTES AND THAT WHICH DOES NOT WASTE: p. 41

London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1915

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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