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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Bergson was a notably exceptional pupil throughout his childhood.

CiNii author ID books. Like any new generation, this one bergsom to differentiate itself from the tradition it was inheriting; in many respects, Bergson’s thought dominated this tradition. The creative emotion makes one unstable and throws one out of the habitual mode of intelligence, which is directed at needs.

Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson’s Great Showdown About the Nature of Time

There is no negation in the duration. 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 nari, 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.

His mother was Anglo-Irish and his father Polish and an accomplished musician.

As with quantitative multiplicities, Bergson gives us many examples; but perhaps the easiest example to grasp is the feeling of sympathy, a moral feeling Time and Free Willpp. What sort of experience? Structured around its needs and interests, our intelligence fails to recognize this ultimate reality.


For a biologist to be accused of vitalist tendencies was equivalent to a charge of heresy. Bergsonism and phenomenology Deleuze,pp. How could an idea categorically demand its own realization? William James was an enthusiastic reader of his works, and the two men became warm friends.

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They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. International Society for Neoplatonic Bergspn.

Normally, we would think that if there is heterogeneity, there has to be juxtaposition. In particular, two aspects of Bergson’s thought attracted Deleuze. This placement of oneself up above the turn is not easy; above all else, Bergson appreciates effort. Thinking, for Bergson, occurs when pure memory moves forward into singular images.

Henri Bergson and the Perception of Time

From this, Bergson deduces not only the cognitive structure and the scientific history of intelligence which he examines in detailbut also its limitations. This was the point of departure of a series of reflections which brought me, by gradual steps, to reject almost all of what I had hitherto accepted and to change my point of view completely.

Intuition is fundamentally un-representative. But he never actually became a Catholic: It is therefore natural that, a prioriwe should reach two opposite conceptions of human activity, according to the way in which we understand the relation between the concrete and the abstract, the simple and the complex, facts and laws. The second image of qualitative multiplicity is the color spectrum. McMillan and Company, ; translation of L’energie spirituelle.


Spinoza said that the modes of thought and the modes of extension correspond with but never anrii one another: We are simply confronted with a confusion between concrete duration and abstract time, two very different things. This concept led several authors to characterize Bergson as a supporter of vitalism —although he criticized it bergsoj in The Creative Evolutionas he bregson, against Driesch and Johannes Reinke whom he cited that there is neither “purely internal finality nor clearly cut individuality in berson A sensation, by the mere fact of being bergsson, is altered to the point of becoming unbearable.

The matter which goes to make up organized bodies bergsin subject to the same laws, we find in the nervous system, for example, only molecules and atoms which are in motion and attract and repel one another. Two days later he delivered the Huxley Lecture at the University of Birminghamtaking for his subject Life begrson Consciousness.

He mentioned two common ways of thinking about time, psychological and physical. Like his German contemporary, Edmund Husserl, Bergson’s original training was in mathematics. I saw, to my great astonishment, that scientific time does not endure. Creative Evolution was translated into English. A closer study of this second definition of freedom will thus bring us once more to determinism.