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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Presses Univesitaires de France, Since we are now speaking only of formulas, creation and cohesion, the two forces, are mixed together in reason. Intelligence ordinarily concerns itself with things, meaning by that, with the static, and makes of change an accident which is supposedly superadded.

Based on this he concluded that determinism is an impossibility and free will pure mobility, which is what Bergson identified as being the Duration. There is, therefore, a little bit of instinct surviving within each intelligent being, making it immediately — bervson only partially — coincide with the original vital impulse. In An Introduction anfi MetaphysicsBergson expands on the central role of intuition.

See, for example, Horace Kallen ‘s book on the subject James and Bergson. Hereby lies the stumbling block of vitalist theories Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Bergson was not, however, silent during the conflict, and he gave some inspiring addresses.


In brief, one should not confuse the moral, psychological, subjective demand for the new, the underivable and the unexplained with the universe. Virtual International Authority File.

In the experience of resistance to the resistances, the individual has an illicit desire. To prove conscious states determined, we should have to show a necessary connexion between them and cerebral states.

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Thinking, for Bergson, occurs when pure memory moves forward into singular images. Presses Universitaire de France. Find A Grave memorial ID.

More specifically then, Bergson’s project in Creative Evolution is to offer a philosophy capable of accounting both for the continuity of all living beings—as creatures—and for the discontinuity implied in the evolutionary quality of this creation. It lends us its own rigidity instead of borrowing anrk us our flexibility. National Library of Israel ID.

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An Introduction to Metaphysics. It also indicates that perception is continuous with images of matter.

When we look at a flock of sheep, what we notice is that they all look alike. Habituation means that obedience to the whole of obligation is, in fact, for the individual, effortless. According to Einstein, both—that is, all frames of references should be treated as equal. In short, the time of which we speak in astronomy is a number, and the nature of the units of this number cannot be specified in our calculations; we may therefore assume them to be as small as we please, provided that the same hypothesis is extended to the whole series of operations, and that the successive relations of position in space are thus preserved.


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Jewish Women’s Archive, Michele Siegel. Meanwhile, he found time to issue at the request of the Minister of Public Instruction a brief summary of French Philosophy. According to the theory of psychophysiological parallelism, a lesion in the brain should also affect the very basis of a psychological power.

Normally, we would think that if there is heterogeneity, there has to be juxtaposition. This foreshadowed Bergson’s growing interest in the role of unconscious memories within recognition—an interest that culminates in bergxon being elected president of the London based Society for Psychical Research in But as Bergson notes, the tendency is one thing; the rational method is another.

The aphasiac understands what people are saying, knows what he or she wants to say, suffers no paralysis of the speech organs, and yet is unable to speak.

Malebranche, Biran, and Bergson on the union of body and soul.