Henri Bergson


18.10.1859 (Paris) — 4.1.1941 (Paris)

French philosopher. He was one of the most influential thinkers of the first half of the 20th century. He is known in particular for highlighting the processes of immediate experience and intuition in contrast to abstract rationalism and science. Bergson was involved in a famous debate with Albert Einstein on the nature of time. He received the Nobel prize for literature.


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(1889) Quid Aristoteles de loco senserit, Paris, Alcan.
(1900) Le rire, Paris, Alcan.
(1907) L'évolution créatrice, Paris, Alcan.
(1914) Das Lachen, Jena, Diedrichs.
(1915) "La philosophie française", La revue de Paris 5 (15), pp.236-256.