Definition of Bergson, Henri in English:

Share this entry

Bergson, Henri

Pronunciation: /ˈbəːɡs(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /bɛʀksɔn/
(1859–1941), French philosopher; full name Henri Louis Bergson. Dividing the world into life (or consciousness) and matter, he rejected Darwinian evolution and argued that life possesses an inherent creative impulse (élan vital) which creates new forms as life seeks to impose itself on matter. Nobel Prize for Literature (1927).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Henri Berg|son

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.