Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson

(1859 - 1941)

Born in Paris in 1859 to Jewish parents, Henri Bergson published Time and Free Will in 1899, Matter and Memory in 1896, and Creative Evolution in 1907. He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature. Although drawn to Roman Catholicism, Bergson died in 1941 having never joined the church, stating in his will, “I would have become a convert, had I not seen in preparation for years the formidable wave of anti-Semitism which is to break upon the world. I wanted to remain among those who tomorrow will be persecuted.”

All Writing

Voices In Time

1889 | Paris

Pure Duration

Henri Bergson examines the time of the mind.More

Voices In Time

1900 | Pairs

The Human Element

Man in the only animal that laughs, but why do we find things laughable?More

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