Definition of Bergson

1. Noun. French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941).

Exact synonyms: Henri Bergson, Henri Louis Bergson
Generic synonyms: Philosopher

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bergson

Berger's disease
Berger's focal glomerulonephritis
Berger's space
Berger cells
Berger rhythm
Bergmann's cords
Bergmann's fibres
Bergmeister's papilla
Bergson (current term)
Bering Sea
Bering Standard Time
Bering Strait
Bering Time
Berk Sharp technique
Berkefeld filter

Literary usage of Bergson

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1. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"INTUITIONISM OF HENRI Bergson S77 equality, religion, philosophy, ... But it is also more than that, according to Bergson ; and pragmatism is only a half- ..."

2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1919)
"When Kant affirmed that knowledge cannot be entirely resolved into terms of intelligence, he also, says Bergson, "prepared the way for a new philosophy, ..."

3. The Fitness of the Environment: An Inquiry Into the Biological Significance by Lawrence Joseph Henderson (1913)
"THE VITALISM OF Bergson Upon analysis the theory of Bergson amounts to this, that there is an original creative impetus impelled upon life which, ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1914)
"Contribution to a Bibliography of Henri Bergson (By members of the staff of ... GR Dodson, Bergson and the Modern Spirit, an Essay with Constructive Thought ..."

5. The Influence of French Literature on Europe: An Historical Research by Emeline Maria Jensen (1919)
"The Bergson philosophy the philosophy of change, differs from the school of ... Bergson contends that knowledge is based on intuition, which is a part of ..."

6. An Introduction to a biology and other papers by Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire (1917)
"1 LETTER FROM M. Bergson TO MR. DARBISHIRE. Villa Montmorency, 18 Avenue des ... M. Bergson, who has the letter in hi* possession, promised to let me have ..."

7. A Pluralistic Universe: Hibbert Lectures to Manchester College on the by William James (1909)
"Professor Bergson thus inverts the traditional platonic doctrine absolutely. ... Dive back into the flux itself, then, Bergson tells us, ..."

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