Notes on Bergson and Descartes
Philosophy, Christianity, and Modernity in Contestation
Imprint: Cascade Books
“Bruce Ward's excellent translation of Charles Péguy is timely and welcome. For the English reader who has only encountered Péguy's translated poetical texts, this book will shed a brilliant new light on a figure of outstanding significance.”
—Aaron Riches, Assistant Professor of Theology, Benedictine College, Kansas,
author of Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ (2016).
“Charles Péguy, a significant thinker in turn-of-the-20th-century France, remains an enigmatic figure in the English-speaking world. Notes on Bergson and Descartes contains Péguy's defense of his former teacher, philosopher Henri Bergson, in an effort to protect the latter from the Catholic Index. Péguy vigorously supported Bergson's insistence on thinking about the most important questions, and the included essays more generally display how Péguy took up in his own way Bergson's efforts to ‘re-deepen’ the heritage of Christianity while exposing the spiritual bleakness of modernity. We are indebted to Ward for translating these important if demanding works, by one of the truly profound men of our time.”
—David L. Schindler, Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology, John Paul II Institute, The Catholic University of America