Bergson

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bergson French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)
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Usage

In literature:

It is, says Bergson, characteristic of psychic states that they do not, like material things remain external to one another.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Bergson tells us that the former is more adapted to the inorganic, the latter more to life.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
During the last few years the author has been able to discuss many points of difficulty with M. Bergson himself.
"Tourcoing" by Hilaire Belloc
In advanced circles you can already say what you like about Bergson.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
Study also the work of the French philosopher, Bergson, and that of the German, Eucken, recent visitors to America.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
At this point the weakness in Bergson's view of logical operations appears.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
I refer to the theory of knowledge called Pragmatism, and to the metaphysics of Professor Henri Bergson.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
They study them as in a course in philosophy they would study Bergson.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
But I refuse to have Pragmatism judged by Bergson.
"Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump;" by Herbert George Wells
Of philosophers of our own time, Bergson and Bertrand Russel have occasional passages where a profound idea is emotionalized.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
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In news:

Peter Bergson , a Zionist who crusaded in the United States on behalf of Jews in Europe during World War II, died on Saturday at his home in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel, a Tel Aviv suburb.
This combination is an impossibility according to Bergson, who regarded the function of comedy to be the criticism of society and social conventions.
The philosopher Henri Bergson argued that satire, which he regarded as a form of moral instruction, should be unforgiving in its portrayal of bad social behavior.
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