Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson was a French philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, particularly during the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his innovative and original exploration of concepts such as time, memory, creative evolution, and consciousness. His most notable works include 'Time and Free Will', 'Matter and Memory', 'Creative Evolution', and 'The Two Sources of Morality and Religion'. Bergson won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927 for his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented.


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  1. 1. Creative Evolution

    "Creative Evolution" is a philosophical work that explores the concept of life and evolution from a metaphysical perspective. The author challenges the traditional mechanistic and teleological interpretations of evolution, proposing instead that life is characterized by a continuous creative process driven by an élan vital, or vital impetus. This force is responsible for the complexity and diversity of life forms and their adaptation through a spontaneous and unpredictable process. The book blends philosophy with scientific insights to argue that evolution is neither purely deterministic nor entirely random, but a creative and dynamic interplay of forces.

    The 6745th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. An Introduction to Metaphysics

    This book is a philosophical exploration of the nature of reality and existence, offering deep insights into the concepts of time, free will, and consciousness. The author propounds the idea of 'duration' - a subjective experience of time, distinct from mathematical, measurable time. He also discusses the limitations of scientific and analytical methods in understanding the true essence of life and reality. The book is a seminal work in the field of metaphysics, blending philosophy with psychological perspectives.

    The 7960th Greatest Book of All Time