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Bergson, Henri 1859-1941

Works: 2,166 works in 7,989 publications in 27 languages and 103,231 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Collector, Honoree, Contributor, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Performer, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: B2430.B4, 194
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Most widely held works by Henri Bergson
Creative evolution by Henri Bergson( Book )

133 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 4,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

416 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does spirit have a material basis? How does perception relate to memory and time? Does consciousness reflect the physical brain? Praised by William James and reputed to have influenced Proust, this towering 1911 work stands as one of Bergson's major works, a milestone of 20th-century philosophy in which he declares memory to be a spiritual thing, not just a location of nerves in the brain
Time and free will, an essay on the immediate data of consciousness by Henri Bergson( Book )

475 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,862 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 )

241 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,959 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
An introduction to metaphysics by Henri Bergson( Book )

155 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,370 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."--BOOK JACKET
L'évolution créatrice by Henri Bergson( Book )

427 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La philosophie n'est pas seulement le retour de l'esprit à lui-même, la coïncidence de la conscience humaine avec le principe vivant d'où elle émane, une prise de contact avec l'effort créateur. Elle est l'approfondissement du devenir en général, l'évolutionnisme vrai, et par conséquent le vrai prolongement de la science - pourvu qu'on entende par ce dernier mot un ensemble de vérités constatées ou démontrées, et non pas une certaine scolastique nouvelle qui a poussé pendant la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle autour de la physique de Galilée, comme l'ancienne autour d'Aristote
The two sources of morality and religion by Henri Bergson( Book )

55 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,137 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 )

268 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,993 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."--BOOK JACKET
Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion by Henri Bergson( Book )

257 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,767 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
Œuvres by Henri Bergson( Book )

82 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Essai sur les données ... <Gesammelte Werke>
Laughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic by Henri Bergson( Book )

45 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 823 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)
Duration and simultaneity : Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe by Henri Bergson( Book )

102 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Bergson key writings by Henri Bergson( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 783 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
Le rire; essai sur la signification du comique by Henri Bergson( Book )

96 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 622 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 )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>This is a partial translation by Wade Baskin of the original French work <I>Ecrits et Paroles</I> (a 3 volume set, 665 pages) published between 1957 and 1959 by Henri Bergson.<BR /> It includes the translation from Bergson's introduction to a French ed. of <I>De rerum natura</I>, by Lucretius published in 1884 under the title: <I>Extraits de Lucre`ce</I>.<BR /></DIV>
Duration and simultaneity, with reference to Einstein's theory by Henri Bergson( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams by Henri Bergson( Book )

21 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and held by 400 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
Selections from Bergson by Henri Bergson( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 390 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
Écrits et paroles; textes by Henri Bergson( Book )

39 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in 4 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Matter and memoryTime and free will, an essay on the immediate data of consciousnessThe creative mindAn introduction to metaphysicsThe two sources of morality and religionMind-energy, lectures and essaysLaughter : an essay on the meaning of the comicDuration and simultaneity : Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe