"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 rupture/epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique and rupture épistémologique). He rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the Académie française and influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Dominique Lecourt and Jacques Derrida.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous philosophers! More Gaston Bachelard on Wikipedia.