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Bergson, Henri 1859-1941

Works: 2,587 works in 9,889 publications in 18 languages and 121,814 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Collector, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Honoree, Dedicatee, Contributor, Performer, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Collaborator, pre, Narrator
Classifications: B2430.B4, 194
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The two sources of morality and religion by Henri Bergson( Book )

374 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henri Bergson (1859-1941) was one of the great philosophers of our era whose concept of creative evolution continues to dominate a large area of modern thought. In 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"--Unedited summary from book cover
Time and free will, an essay on the immediate data of consciousness by Henri Bergson( Book )

549 editions published between 1888 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,623 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, life is perceived in human experience as a continuous and immeasurable flow rather than as a succession of marked-off states of consciousness."--Publisher description
Creative evolution by Henri Bergson( Book )

155 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical, metaphysical view of evolution
An introduction to metaphysics by Henri Bergson( Book )

137 editions published between 1903 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,203 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
L'évolution créatrice by Henri Bergson( Book )

467 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,168 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
Matter and memory by Henri Bergson( Book )

114 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,042 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
The creative mind by Henri Bergson( Book )

92 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection comprises first of all, two introductory essays written especially for it, and consequently heretofore unpublished. They make up a third of the volume. The rest are 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. They bear mainly upon the method I believe should be recommended to the philosopher. To go back to the origin of this method, to trace the direction it impresses upon research, is the particular object of the two essays which make up the introduction
Le rire; essai sur la signification du comique by Henri Bergson( Book )

376 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matière et mémoire : essai sur la relation du corps à l'esprit by Henri Bergson( Book )

293 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'énergie spirituelle; essais et conférences by Henri Bergson( Book )

308 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de textes de conférences de Bergson, données de 1901 à 1913, sur des problèmes déterminés de psychologie et de philosophie, sur la science de son temps, sur l'intuition, etc
La pensée et le mouvant; essais et conférences by Henri Bergson( Book )

177 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incluye retrato del autor
Laughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic by Henri Bergson( Book )

87 editions published between 1911 and 2018 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this great philosophical essay, Henri Bergson explores why people laugh and what laughter means. First translated into English in 1911, this important work has long been unavailable."--BOOK JACKET. "The author of Creative Evolution and other influential works of the Twentieth Century begins with a discussion of laughter in general, focusing in the second part on laughter in situations and the comic in words, and, in the final section, on the comic in character. From Punch-and-Judy shows to Figaro, from a man falling down in the street to the great comic figures of Moliere's plays, Bergson explores the implications and full meaning of laughter, concluding ultimately that laughter is corrective: "By laughter, society avenges itself for the liberties taken with it. It would fail in its object if it bore the stamp of sympathy or kindness." Accordingly, Bergson argues, laughter serves a useful function to mankind."--Jacket
Œuvres by Henri Bergson( Book )

87 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Essai sur les données ... <Gesammelte Werke>
Durée et simultanéité, à propos de la théorie d'Einstein by Henri Bergson( Book )

108 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind-energy, lectures and essays by Henri Bergson( Book )

27 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of poetry: the genius of Lucretius by Henri Bergson( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 334 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
Dreams by Henri Bergson( Book )

25 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the dawn of history mankind was engaged in the study of dreaming. The wise man among the ancients was pre?minently the interpreter of dreams. The ability to interpret successfully or plausibly was the quickest road to royal favor, as Joseph and Daniel found it to be; failure to give satisfaction in this respect led to banishment from court or death. When a scholar laboriously translates a cuneiform tablet dug up from a Babylonian mound where it has lain buried for five thousand years or more, the chances are that it will turn out either an astrological treatise or a dream book. If the former, we look upon it with some indulgence; if the latter with pure contempt. For we know that the study of the stars, though undertaken for selfish reasons and pursued in the spirit of charlatanry, led at length to physical science, while the study of dreams has proved as unprofitable as the dreaming of them. Out of astrology grew astronomy. Out of oneiromancy has grown-nothing. That at least was substantially true up to the beginning of the present century. Dream books in all languages continued to sell in cheap editions and the interpreters of dreams made a decent or, at any rate, a comfortable living out of the poorer classes. But the psychologist rarely paid attention to dreams except incidentally in his study of imagery, association and the speed of thought. But now a change has come over the spirit of the times. The subject of the significance of dreams, so long ignored, has suddenly become a matter of energetic study and of fiery controversy the world over. Its chief interest for the general reader will, however, lie in the explanation it gives him of the cause of some of his familiar dreams. He may by practice become the interpreter of his own visions and so come to an understanding of the vagaries of that mysterious and inseparable companion, his dream-self
Henri Bergson : key writings by Henri Bergson( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 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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অঁরি বর্গসাঁ philosopher

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Time and free will, an essay on the immediate data of consciousnessCreative evolutionAn introduction to metaphysicsMatter and memoryThe creative mindLaughter : an essay on the meaning of the comicMind-energy, lectures and essaysThe meaning of the war : life & matter in conflict