Exploring Bergsonian Intuition Levels of Pre-Service Teachers.

Çubukçu F., Aytekin C. A.

Modern Philological and Methodological Studies;Issues and Prospects, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 18 - 19 May 2022, no.2022, pp.26-30

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kharkiv
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-30
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Bergson in his ―Introduction to Metaphysics‖ believes that there are two types of knowing: knowing partially and knowing absolutely. The first type is the way of analysis, the second type, knowing abolutely can be grouped as the way of intuition, which is totally not related to any stance. It follows that an absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. We call intuition here the sympathy by which one is transported into the interior of an object in order to coincide with what there is unique and consequently inexpressible in it. Analysis, on the contrary, is the operation which reduces the object to elements already known, that is, common to that object and to others. (Bergson, 2007, p.189). Bergon uses vivid metaphors to distinguish these two types of knowledge. One is seeing all the photographs of a city and making sense of the city through combining all these different angles where as the knowledge by intuition is compared to walking along the streets of the city. He believes that the activity or the method of analysis ―not only disregards the uniqueness and the unity of an object, but also can represent only some parts of the object by symbolization, and hence misrepresents it by missing out on the object itself‖ (Koçkan, 2014, p.19).