Hen·ri [ahn-ree], /ɑ̃ˈri/, 1859–1941, French philosopher and writer: Nobel Prize in Literature 1927.
- Berg·so·ni·an [burg-soh-nee-uhn, berg-], /bɜrgˈsoʊ ni ən, bɛrg-/, adjective, noun
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How to use Bergson in a sentence
Secretly, however, Marie pines for Emil Bergson, a dreamer and intellect who seems ill-suited to life on a farm.
This determinism is in the one case what Bergson calls "radical finalism," and in the other "radical mechanism."The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
It results not in freedom, but in what Bergson would call the triumph of mechanism over freedom.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
Bergson's Creative Evolution deals with the subject, but the value of this book is greater in other directions.
The main weakness of Bergson's philosophy seems to be in not recognising this problem.
It is a great merit of Bergson, too, to have perceived this fundamental difference.
British Dictionary definitions for Bergson
Henri Louis (ɑ̃ri lwi). 1859–1941, French philosopher, who sought to bridge the gap between metaphysics and science. His main works are Memory and Matter (1896, trans. 1911) and Creative Evolution (1907, trans. 1911): Nobel prize for literature 1927
- Bergsonian (bɜːɡˈsəʊnɪən), adjective, noun
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