Gaston Bachelard Quotes

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.

 
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Gaston Bachelard
Gaston Bachelard
  • Born: June 27, 1884
  • Died: October 16, 1962
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Philosopher

Gaston Bachelard 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 and rupture épistémologique). He influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Dominique Lecourt and Jacques Derrida, as well as the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu.

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