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Henri Bergson
b. October 18, 1859 – d. January 4, 1941 • Philosopher
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Bergson, Henri
Bergson, Henri (1859–1941), French philosopher. He was born at Paris, of Jewish descent, and studied at the École Normale Supérieure, where he fell under the spell of the activist doctrines of L. *Ollé-Laprune (1839–98) and É. Boutroux (1845–1921) and in 1889 submitted for his doctorate his celebrated
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Bergson, Henri
Bergson, Henri (1859–1941). Vitalist philosopher who affirms that nature is always in the process of overcoming everything that wants to immobilize it, and that it reveals a process of continuous development full of spontaneity, novelty, and creativity. Our intuition, not our reason, permits us to capture
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Bergson, Henri
BERGSON, HENRI (1859–1941)French philosopher and Nobel Prize winnerBergson criticized mechanistic interpretations of life, including Darwin’s theory of natural selection, and offered instead a teleological account in which a living force drives all living things to achieve certain ends. Coming from