Henri Bergson Hide. French philosopher. Henri Bergson jpg. Wikipedia-logo- Michał Bergson. Award received. Nobel Prize in. Henri Bergson was born in Paris in and died there in His mother was Anglo-Irish and his father Polish and an accomplished musician. Bergson uses. Henri Bergson’s doctoral thesis was published in France in , and much later translated into English () under the title Time and Free Will. It contained.

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Works of Henri Bergson. Thus, while we ought only to say if we kept aloof from all presuppositions concerning free will that the law of the conservation of energy governs physical phenomena and may, one day, be extended to all phenomena if psychological facts also prove favourable to it, we go far beyond this, and, under the influence of a metaphysical prepossession, we lay down the principle of the conservation of energy as a law which should govern all phenomena whatever, or must be supposed to do so until psychological facts have actually spoken against it.

Ronny Desmet and Michel Weber edited byWhitehead. Category Task Force Discussion. Presses Univesitaires de France, Shall we define the free act by saying of this act, when it is once done, that it might have been left undone?

But, this painful aspiration develops into a sense of being superior.

Academy of Sciences of Turin. But there is more bergspn this error. Henri Bergson eswikisource Autor: Men do not sufficiently realize that their future is in their own hands.

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In order to investigate methodically this aspect of human experience, Hardy set up a research unit, originally at Oxford. But then, we realize that if we do not help this poor wretch, it is going to turn out that, when we need help, no one will come to our aide.

For other uses, see Bergson disambiguation. In brief, one should not confuse the moral, psychological, subjective demand for the new, the underivable and the unexplained with the universe. Several Hindu authors have found parallels to Hindu philosophy in Bergson’s thought.

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His influence among philosophers has been greatest in France, but it has also been felt in the United States and Great Britain, especially in the work of William James; George Santayana; and Alfred North Whiteheadthe other great process metaphysician of the 20th century. Life and works Bergson was born in Paris on October 18, ; he was the second amri seven children of a Polish Father and English mother; both of his parents were Jewish.


The Creative Evolution in particular attempted to bergsoj through the continuous creation of life, and explicitly pitted itself against Herbert Spencer ‘s evolutionary philosophy. In short, in order to foresee the state of a determinate system at a determinate moment, it is absolutely necessary that something should persist as a constant quantity throughout a series of combinations; but it belongs to experience to decide as to the nature of this something, and especially to let us know whether it is found in all possible systems, whether, in other words, all possible systems lend themselves to our calculations.

He mentioned two common ways of thinking about time, psychological and physical.

Henri Bergson

Intuition and intelligence thus each correspond to tendencies within the human psychewhich, as whole, thereby coincides immediately — if only partially — with the vital impulse. On the one hand, there is Bergson’s constant suspicion of language; for Bergson, as we noted in the discussion of intuition, language is equivalent to symbols.

Matter and Memorytr. In other words, we have habit-memory actually aligned with bodily perception. Duration, for Bergson, is continuity of progress and heterogeneity; moreover, thanks to this image, we can also see that duration implies a conservation of the past.

He focussed in particular on the condition known as aphasia — loss of the ability to use language. For each of us has the immediate knowledge be it thought true or fallacious of his free spontaneity, without the notion of inertia having anything to do with this knowledge. There is no hidden power in matter; matter is only images. Help us improve this article! One quickly thinks of bees, and Bergson, of course, refers to them.

Perhaps we would have learned from this a greater respect for all expressions of the life force, including our bersgon species. Animals are distinguished from plants on the basis of their mobility, necessitated by their need to find food,whereas plants survive and grow bergeon photosynthesis, which does not require locomotion.


The striking religious tone of this book did not harmonize well with Husserl’s phenomenology, which aimed to be a rigorous science. The first is useful for getting things done, for acting on the world, but it fails to reach the essential reality of things precisely because it leaves out duration and its perpetual flux, which is inexpressible and to be grasped only by intuition.

The physical determinism which is reached in this way is nothing but psychological determinism, seeking to verify itself and fix its own outlines by an appeal to the sciences of nature. Le Bergsonisme, une Mystification Philosophique and La fin d’une parade philosophique: Above all, his philosophy provides a basis for a andi creative, revalued and revitalized general outlook.

But the vice capable of making us comic is, on the contrary, that which is brought from without, bergsoon a ready-made frame into which we are to step.

There would be no change in astronomical phenomena, or at any rate in the equations which enable us to foresee them, for in these equations the symbol t does not stand for a duration, but for a relation between two durations, for a certain number of units of time, in short, for a certain number of simultaneities: One should make the effort to reverse the habitual mode of intelligence and set oneself up immediately in the duration.

Through Williams James’s enthusiastic reading of this essay, Bergsonism acquired a far-reaching influence on American Pragmatism.

Two days later he delivered the Huxley Lecture at the University of Birminghamtaking for his subject Life and Consciousness. While teaching and lecturing in this part of his country the Auvergne regionBergson found time for private study and original work. The Algebra of Metaphysics. For Bergson, however, mystical experience is not simply a disequilibrium. In the following year, the translation was completed and still greater interest in Bergson and his work was the result.

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