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Bergson, Henri 1859-1941

Works: 2,213 works in 8,560 publications in 28 languages and 108,901 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Collector, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Honoree, Contributor, Performer, Collaborator, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Other, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: B2430.B4, 194
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Creative evolution by Henri Bergson( Book )

622 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 5,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical, metaphysical view of evolution
Matter and memory by Henri Bergson( Book )

477 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic philosophical study of the selection, recognition, survival and fixing of images within the mind and their relationship with matter in movement
Time and free will, an essay on the immediate data of consciousness by Henri Bergson( Book )

540 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 3,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. As opposed to physicists' idea of measurable time, in human experience life is perceived as a continuous and unmeasurable flow rather than as a succession of marked-off states of consciousness--something that can be measured not quantitatively, but only qualitatively. His conclusion is that free will is an observable fact
The creative mind by Henri Bergson( Book )

263 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection comprises ... two introductory essays written especially for it, and ... articles or lectures, mostly out of print, which appeared in France or in other countries. Taken as a whole, they date from the period between 1903 and 1923 ... [It] is a sequal to [a book which appeared in 1919 under the title L'energie spirituelle]"--Preface
The two sources of morality and religion by Henri Bergson( Book )

56 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Henri Bergson's view, the world includes two opposing tendencies--life and matter. Life is dynamic, has force and will, and struggles for richness and complexity through and beyond matter. Matter is the congealed residue of creation that has already taken place and, according to the laws of nature, is in a gradual state of erosion. Morality and religion, Bergson shows in the present book, may be regarded in similar terms. They partake, on the one hand, of a static principle, combining nature's heritage and the accrual of past forms, and a dynamic principle through which morality and religion remain always in crisis, always alive to contingency and growth. In the course of this study Bergson inquires into the nature of moral obligation, into the place of religion and the purpose it has served since primitive times, into static religion and its value in preserving man from the dangers of his own intelligence; into dynamic religion or mysticism as a manifestation of the life force and a means of producing man's forward leap beyond the limits of the closed society for which nature intended him and into the open society which is the brotherhood of man. --From publisher's description
Mind-energy, lectures and essays by Henri Bergson( Book )

303 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mind-Energy brings together Bergson's most important lectures and articles between 1901 and 1913 in the philosophy of mind and the metaphysics of time. This new critical edition makes these important texts available again, using the original authorized translation by H. Wild on Carr, adding a guide to further reading and a new introduction by Bergson specialist Keith Ansell Pearson."--Jacket
An introduction to metaphysics by Henri Bergson( Book )

73 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the key text for understanding the development of Bergson's thought from his early treatises on duration to the extension of this concept towards a general cosmology and an ethico-political ontology. In a new critical edition of this crucial work, the original authorised translation by T.E. Hulme has been restored and supplemented with new translations of Bergson's later amendments to the text, a guide to further reading and a new introduction."--Jacket
Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion by Henri Bergson( Book )

287 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment les sociétés se forment-elles? Pourquoi sʹaffrontent-elles? Ces conflits peuvent-ils être évités? Morale et religion visent-elles seulement à rendre possible la vie en société, ou permettent-elles à lʹespèce humaine de dépasser sa condition naturelle et de trouver une issue à la violence? Telles sont quelques-unes des questions au cœur des Deux Sources de la morale et de la religion (1932), la somme de philosophie morale et politique de Bergson, qui fut aussi son dernier grand livre. Dans ce texte hanté par le spectre de la guerre et par le développement de la technique, mais aussi guidé par une méditation sur le mysticisme chrétien, Bergson articule lʹétude de la société à sa philosophie de la vie. Mettant sa doctrine à lʹépreuve, il sʹefforce de formuler des principes dʹaction pour des hommes devenus conscients de la nécessité dʹaffronter leur destin commun. Et tandis que "lʹhumanité gémit, à demi écrasée sous le poids des progrès quʹelle a faits", il nous rappelle que son avenir dépend dʹelle
Duration and simultaneity : Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe by Henri Bergson( Book )

114 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic by Henri Bergson( Book )

41 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and French and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It may be pointed out that the essay on Laughter originally appeared in a series of three articles in one of the leading magazines in France, the Revue de Paris. This will account for the relatively simple form of the work and the comparative absence of technical terms. It will also explain why the author has confined himself to exposing and illustrating his novel theory of the comic without entering into a detailed discussion of other explanations already in the field. He none the less indicates, when discussing sundry examples, why the principal theories, to which they have given rise, appear to him inadequate. To quote only a few, one may mention those based on contrast, exaggeration, and degradation"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Œuvres by Henri Bergson( Book )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Essai sur les données ... <Gesammelte Werke>
The introduction to a new philosophy; introduction à la métaphysique by Henri Bergson( Book )

161 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleidooi voor een samenhang tussen intuïtieve en intellectuele kennis
Le rire; essai sur la signification du comique by Henri Bergson( Book )

84 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce livre comprend trois articles sur le rire provoqué par le comique. Ils précisent les procédés de fabrication du comique, ses variations ainsi que l'intention de la société quand elle rit
The philosophy of poetry: the genius of Lucretius by Henri Bergson( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of dreams by Henri Bergson( Book )

34 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are dreams and why do we have them? In this 1913 work, the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher finds similarities between dreaming and waking life, while exploring the roles of perception and memory. He also explains the causes of common dreams, with an eye towards what might help readers interpret their own dreams
Duration and simultaneity, with reference to Einstein's theory by Henri Bergson( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Bergson by Henri Bergson( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Écrits et paroles; textes by Henri Bergson( Book )

44 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in 5 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of the war : life & matter in conflict by Henri Bergson( Book )

48 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events leading up to the outbreak of World War I galvanized early-twentieth-century thinkers and intellectuals, prompting many to revisit the political and philosophical causes and implications of armed conflict. The Meaning of War is derived from the text of a talk that Henri Bergson, an important French philosopher, delivered to the president and key government officials in December 1914
Henri Bergson : key writings by Henri Bergson( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together generous selections from his major texts: Time and Free Will, Matter and Memory, Creative Evolution, Mind-Energy, The Creative Mind, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion and Laughter. In addition it features material from the Melanges never before translated in English, such as the correspondence between Bergson and William James. The volume will be an excellent textbook for pedagogic purposes and a helpful source book for philosophers working across the analytic/continental divide
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Matter and memoryTime and free will, an essay on the immediate data of consciousnessThe creative mindThe two sources of morality and religionMind-energy, lectures and essaysAn introduction to metaphysicsDuration and simultaneity : Bergson and the Einsteinian UniverseLaughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic