[ burg-suh-niz-uhm, berg- ]
/ ˈbɜrg səˌnɪz əm, ˈbɛrg- /
the philosophy of Bergson, emphasizing duration as the central fact of experience and asserting the existence of the élan vital as an original life force essentially governing all organic processes.
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Bergsonism, too, he holds to be a baneful influence, as reactionary as the Church which eschews it.
British Dictionary definitions for Bergsonism
/ (ˈbɜːɡsəˌnɪzəm) /
the philosophy of Henri Bergson, which emphasizes duration as the basic element of experience and asserts the existence of a life-giving force that permeates the entire natural orderCompare élan vital
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