What is an "intuitive" understanding of metaphysics? "While Kant had dismissed metaphysics (in part) as groundless speculation about things beyond human knowledge, Henri Bergson sees it as a matter of grasping things “from the inside.” He calls this “intuition”: the kind of understanding we have of our own inner lives. If you try to describe this with concepts or images, you falsify it, you freeze it into position. That’s necessarily what science does, and is very useful, but doesn’t get at what’s metaphysically fundamental for Bergson, which is the unbroken flow of duration."
The above is a description of Henri Bergson's “An Introduction to Metaphysics”. Thanks to the PEL website for the nice summary - Listen for yourself: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2014/03/20/precognition-of-ep-92-henri-bergson/
Here is the essay (~20 pages):
• Reading is important to prepare for this discussion. You can also listen to the podcast to get an idea of the topic.
• The focus will be on cooperative understanding of Bergson's challenging ideas.