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1. Biography - Bergson, Henri (1859-1941):
 
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2. Durée Et Simultanéité: À Propos
 
3. Materialisme actuel. Bibliotheque
 
4. Matter and memory
 
5. Mind-energy. lectures and essays.
 
6. Time and free will; an essay on
 
7. Time and free will. an essay on
 
8. Pensée et le mouvant. Oeuvres
 
9. Matérialisme actuel. Bibliothèque
 
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10. Bergson and Philosophy
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11. Thinking in Time: An Introduction
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12. Bergson
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13. Bergsonism
 
14. Henri Bergson: A Bibliography
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15. Bergson and Modern Thought: Towards
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16. Bergson and Phenomenology
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17. Bergson: Thinking Backwards (Modern
 
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18. Philosophy and the Adventure of
 
19. Bergson and the Stream of Consciousness
 
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20. From Pascal to Proust

1. Biography - Bergson, Henri (1859-1941): An article from: Contemporary Authors
by Gale Reference Team
Digital: 28 Pages (2003-01-01)
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This digital document, covering the life and work of Henri Bergson, is an entry from Contemporary Authors, a reference volume published by Thompson Gale. The length of the entry is 8299 words. The page length listed above is based on a typical 300-word page. Although the exact content of each entry from this volume can vary, typical entries include the following information:

  • Place and date of birth and death (if deceased)
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2. Durée Et Simultanéité: À Propos De La Théorie D'einstein (French Edition)
by Bergson Henri 1859-1941
 Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-09-30)
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3. Materialisme actuel. Bibliotheque de Philosophie Scientifique, edited by Gustav Le Bon
by Henri Louis (1859-1941), et al Bergson
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4. Matter and memory
by Henri, 1859-1941 Bergson
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Poor print quality
This is a SCANNED COPY of the standard English translation. As such, the text is distorted and highly annoying to read. It is also printed in HUGE letters and there is absolutely no margin to write notes in. I don't understand why 'Forgotten Books' is willing (and allowed) to publish such a poor printing of the text. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting any other version of Matter and Memory than this garbage edition.

1-0 out of 5 stars not proofread by a person
Whatever you think of Bergson, you shouldn't read this edition of Matter and Memory.
As the publisher notes in the book (though I don't recall seeing it on Amazon's page), this is a scanned reproduction--all typing, proofreading, and design were automated. The text is filled with typos, footnotes appear to be run into the body of the text, and it is barely readable.

1-0 out of 5 stars Matter and memory
This book is not an edited text and I would not recommend it to anyone! The formatting is all off and it's practically impossible to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Actually, not a review but a suggestion
Read Elizabeth Grosz's new book, In the Nick of Time, for a lucid account of Matter and Memory that could serve as a guidebook for the uninitiated who might find Deleuze equally tricky.

5-0 out of 5 stars extremely difficult work by a forgotten genius
Matter and Memory is often taken as the cornerstone of Bergson's work by the few who still read him, and I can't disagree with them.This is certainly his most radical work, but unfortunately, it is also his most difficult.Speaking for myself, even though I was very well read in the literature on Bergson--especially Deleuze's--I still had to read the first chapter almost four times before I felt comfortable enough to move on to the second.And it really isn't that Bergson is just obscure here.He does not use neologisms, and he tries very hard to be as precise as possible.I would say, I guess, that this is why it is still necessary to bother with this work, because it's difficulty is quite evidently related to its profundity.The concepts of matter and memory developed at length by Bergson in this work were so novel in his time that they're pretty much still as novel today.That's partly because, as some reviewers below say, there's a general feeling that science has made his "queer" views obsolete.This is palpably false.And then, on the other hand, it's because this book is terribly dry and, as Leonard Lawlor has said, doesn't have any entertaining "characters," like Merleau-Ponty's Schneider, to keep people plastered to the page.Consequently, not many people, even professional philosophers, have read the book in its entirety.
In sum: unless you're some sort of deity, you probably won't be drooling with a thirst for Bergson after reading this for the first time.The book is poorly organized and the chapters are all around 70-80 pages long, so ideas and arguments are jumbled about like lottery balls, and oftentimes Bergson just seems to write whatever pops into his mind at the moment.However, I re-iterate that with an open mind and some patience, the difficulty will be forgiveable, and the effort to get inside of it well worth your time.This gets five stars for the ideas, three for style. ... Read more


5. Mind-energy. lectures and essays. by Henri Bergson tr. by H.
by Bergson. Henri. 1859-1941.
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6. Time and free will; an essay on the immediate data of consciousn
by Bergson. Henri. 1859-1941.
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7. Time and free will. an essay on the immediate data of consciousn
by Bergson. Henri. 1859-1941.
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8. Pensée et le mouvant. Oeuvres Complètes d'Henri Bergson
by Henri Louis (1859-1941) Bergson
 Paperback: Pages (1946)

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9. Matérialisme actuel. Bibliothèque de Philosophie Scientifique, edited by Gustav Le Bon
by Henri Louis (1859-1941), et al Bergson
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10. Bergson and Philosophy
by John Mullarkey
 Paperback: 224 Pages (2000-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lucid, informative assessment of an influentical philosopher
Henri Bergson was an influential philosopher claimed by the French as anearly phenomenologist, and in American and Britain as a vitalistphilosopher. Bergson And Philosophy is an introductory study of his use ofphilosophical form and dispels the view that Bergson ever stuck to one typeof philosophy at all, either vitalism or phenomenology. Rather, aBergsonian idea of "metaphilosophy" stating that, in a universewith no static foundations, there can never e a philosophy means that ifeverything is changing, then change is also a constant truth of philosophy.John Mullarkey is a teacher of philosophy at the University of Sudnerlandwho explores each of Bergson's seven major works from a metaphilosophicalperspective. Highly recommended for personal, professional, and academicphilosophy collections, Bergson And Philosophy showcases an important andlucid reassessment of an influential philosopher while setting his work inan appropriate philosophical context. ... Read more


11. Thinking in Time: An Introduction to Henri Bergson
by Suzanne Guerlac
Paperback: 248 Pages (2006-04-06)
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"In recent years, we have grown accustomed to philosophical language that is intensely self-conscious and rhetorically thick, often tragic in tone. It is enlivening to read Bergson, who exerts so little rhetorical pressure while exacting such a substantial effort of thought. . . . Bergson’s texts teach the reader to let go of entrenched intellectual habits and to begin to think differently—to think in time. . . . Too much and too little have been said about Bergson. Too much, because of the various appropriations of his thought. Too little, because the work itself has not been carefully studied in recent decades."—from Thinking in Time

Henri Bergson (1859–1941), whose philosophical works emphasized motion, time, and change, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1927. His work remains influential, particularly in the realms of philosophy, cultural studies, and new media studies. In Thinking in Time, Suzanne Guerlac provides readers with the conceptual and contextual tools necessary for informed appreciation of Bergson’s work.

Guerlac’s straightforward philosophical expositions of two Bergson texts, Time and Free Will (1888) and Matter and Memory (1896), focus on the notions of duration and memory—concepts that are central to the philosopher’s work. Thinking in Time makes plain that it is well worth learning how to read Bergson effectively: his era and our own share important concerns. Bergson’s insistence on the opposition between the automatic and the voluntary and his engagement with the notions of "the living," affect, and embodiment are especially germane to discussions of electronic culture. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Read the original(s)
A introductory book on the philosophy of Bergson, which ends with two (short) chapters discussing the recent "return to Bergson." Guerlac's monograph reads as though it were rather hastily put together, as though she ran out of time to properly develop the material.
An example: chapter 5 (Channels of Contemporary Reception) is a particularly useful subject and the chapter begins well, but it swiftly descends to uselessness, stitched together by a series of quotes and paraphrases from various theorists, as well as endless footnotes which include further quotes and paraphrases (there are 97 footnotes for a chapter 23 pages long). (It doesn't help either that Guerlac moves much too quickly through the Bergsonian influence on Deleuze's Cinema books - relying, it seems to me, too heavily on Mark Hansen's commentary - as well as Deleuze and Guattari's concept of "the machinic.")
Worse is the treatment of Bergson's texts, but for a different reason. The majority of Guerlac's book is an explication of two Bergson works: Time and Free Will and Matter and Memory. (Why Creative Evolution is not given the same treatment is a mystery to me.) Having just re-read Matter and Memory, I have to say that I found Guerlac's chapter on this great work completely without point: she simply repeats his argument but in her own words (except when she is directly quoting the original). Why not read the original instead, which is exquisitely written and endlessly fascinating?
The purpose of such an introductory work should be to clarify and contextualize; to give a student some footholds as they explore the difficult (but richly rewarding) original texts. What is the purpose of a 67-page paraphrase of Matter and Memory except to discourage the student from reading the original (by having the student believe they have somehow already done so - and not by reading the 200 page original but the 67 page copy)?
The book is not without some merit, but it needed several more rewrites and some judicious pruning. (And instead of 2 LONG chapters on Bergson's first two philosophical texts, it should have had 4 shorter chapters on ALL of his major philosophical works: Time and Free Will, Matter and Memory, Creative Evolution, and Two Sources of Morality and Religion.)
I'd give the book 2 1/2 stars, if it were possible, but since it is not I will go for the lower rating, because it is closer to 2 stars than 3. ... Read more


12. Bergson
by Leszek Koakowski
Paperback: 115 Pages (2000-12)
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Kolakowski shows how Henri Bergson sought to reconcile Darwin’s theory with his own beliefs about the nature of the universe. Bergson believed that time could be thought of in two different ways: as an abstract measuring device used for practical purposes, or as durée, the "real" time we actually experience. He also held that all matter is propelled by an internal élan vital, or life-drive, and that the life of the universe is constantly creative and unpredictable. On the basis of these ideas he constructed a system of thought that embraced his views on memory, matter, consciousness, movement, religious morality, and the nature of laughter. His pantheistic and dynamic vision of the universe, which emerged at a time of crisis in Western intellectual life, was symptomatic of the struggle between a rigid scientific determinism and the Christian tradition of a divine creation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to a highly creative thinker
Bergson was an admirable figure in many ways. He was at one time the star of European and world- philosophy but the star has dimmed with the years. He was born Jewish but was a convert to Catholicism. When the Nazis ordered the Jews of Paris to line up to receive the yellow- star Bergson( who could have been exempted by his Catholicism and his fame)got out into the street with his fellow Jews. He stood in the cold for hours.Old and unwell he died shortly thereafter.
His philosophy was a philosophy whose emphasis was on ' lived experience,' on the time of 'duree'' on the inner sense we have in being alive .For him as for his American correspondent William James life was a creative stream. And newness and innovation came naturally with it. It was almost as if for him creation ex nihilo occurred in every instant. He opposed in his thought mechanical thinking, rigid determinism.
I myself have always found grasping his thought very difficult, and this is still true despite Kolakowski's excellent work. I do however believe many of the themes of his thought, and especially those related to the inherent creative quality of humanity are ones which are true and deserve a lasting place in our understanding and definition of ourselves and the world. ... Read more


13. Bergsonism
by Gilles Deleuze
Paperback: 144 Pages (1990-11-08)
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In this analysis of one major philosopher by another, Gilles Deleuze identifies three pivotal concepts - duration, memory, and élan vital - that are found throughout Bergson's writings and shows the relevance of Bergson's work to contemporary philosophical debates. He interprets and integrates these themes into a single philosophical program, arguing that Bergson's philosophical intentions are methodological. They are more than a polemic against the limitations of science and common sense, particularly in Bergson's elaboration of the explanatory powers of the notion of duration - thinking in terms of time rather than space. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful into Bergson, but it's really Bergson-Deleuze
In this book, Gilles Deleuze analyzes and supplements the work of philosopher Henri Bergson. The importance of this book lies in its ability to give insights not only into the work of Bergson but also into the later work of Deleuze.

For example, the first chapter of this book deals with Bergson's method of intuition. Interestingly enough, Deleuze applies this method to Bergson's own philosophy. In very basic terms, this method involves distinguishing "differences in kind" between elements (this is important, since Bergson believes that we usually go by false generalizations) and then bring together these elements once again but such that we understand them as they truly are and not as what Deleuze calls a "badly analyzed composite". In analyzing Bergson's philosophy, Deleuze distinguishes elan vital, duration, and memomory as the basic concepts. Furthermore, each of these concepts can only be understood in terms of intuition for various reasons; for example, that only intuition can grasp pure movement (duration). Throughout this book, Deleuze usually (although not always) gives an account of Bergson's concepts without assuming complete knowledge on the part of the reader, which is helpful. However, on the other hand, Deleuze doesn't always tell us what is "his" philosophy and what is Bergson's. Because of this, "Bergsonism" should not be utilized as a summary of Bergson's work. That is, even though Deleuze is clear enough for someone with little background in Bergson to understand much of this book, this does not mean that this person would then "know Bergson" but rather a Bergson-Deleuzian hybrid. This isn't a flaw to the book; rather, it merely suggests how it ought to be read. This short book is complex, but very well written by Deleuze, allowing for a maximum amount of information to be intelligibly conveyed in relatively few pages (although this isn't necessarily true of his later work); it moves at a brisk pace without losing the reader and is reccomended for both readers of Bergson and Deleuze.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Important Book on Bergson and Deleuze
This book is about Bergsonfs notions (especially matter and memory), but constitutes Deleuzefs view of the world because of his own interpretation of Bergson. At first, Deleuze mentions to this bookfs aim which is todetermine the relationship between the three notions, duration, memory, andelan vital in Bergsonfs philosophy. Then, he considers intuition inBergson which would be a method to achieve the aim. He sets five rules onintuition and probes the relationship between the three notions. Finally,he relates them in the process of differentiation. This notion ofgdifferentiationh is very important in Deleuzefs philosophy, which isclear in his other books. Moreover, this book contains some interestingdiscussions such as criticism to Einsteinfs theory and to evolutionism. Ithink that this book is important to understand Deleuzefs philosophy andthat it must be a very helpful guide to read his gCinema 1: TheMovement-Imageh and gCinema 2: The Time-Imageh. ... Read more


14. Henri Bergson: A Bibliography (Bibliographies of famous philosophers)
by Pete Addison Y. Gunter
 Hardcover: 557 Pages (1986-05)
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15. Bergson and Modern Thought: Towards a Unified Science (Models of Scientific Thought, Vol 3)
by Papanicolaou
Hardcover: 394 Pages (1987-01-01)
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16. Bergson and Phenomenology
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Often neglected as an influence on phenomenology, Bergson's thought has resurfaced and brought challenges to phenomenology. In a series of original essays and translations, leading scholars of contemporary continental philosophy seek to redress this oversight and inaugurate a long over due dialogue and yet pertinent to the future of continental philosophy.
 
This thematically focused collection reintroduces Bergson to the dominant discourse in continental philosophy (phenomenology), reevaluates phenomenologists' readings of Bergson (e.g., Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Henry), and examines Bergsonian challenges to phenomenological methods and issues. What emerges is not only a revitalized Bergson read on his own terms, but also a view of the vibrance of Bergson's thought and its central contributions to perennial issues in phenomenology and contemporary continental philosophy: including dualism, intentionality, subjectivity and selfhood, science, time, ethics, freedom, life and affectivity.
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17. Bergson: Thinking Backwards (Modern European Philosophy)
by F. C. T. Moore
Paperback: 176 Pages (1996-01-26)
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This is a book about the philosophy of Henri Bergson (1859-1941) that shows how relevant Bergson is to much of contemporary philosophy.The book takes as its point of departure Bergson's insistence on precision in philosophy.It then discusses a variety of topics including laughter, the nature of time as experienced, how intelligence and language should be construed as a pragmatic product of evolution, and the antimonies of reason represented by magic and religion. Written in a terse and clear style, this book will prove appealing to teachers and students of philosophy, cognitive science, psychology, religious studies and literature. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Key points of Bergson's philosophy.
This book by F.C.T. Moore provides a valid and worth while engagment of the philosophy of one of France's most important philosophers. Bergson's theories of space and time "Duree", were vital in Futurist thinking and provided a grounding for their initial, and some may argue best work. F.C.T Moore presents Bergsons philosophy in a practical and systematic manner, easily understood and comperhensive. This is a good book. ... Read more


18. Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual
by Keith Ansell-Pearson
 Paperback: 256 Pages (2001-11-09)
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Informed by the philosophy of the virtual, Keith Ansell Pearson offers up one of the most lucid and original works on the central philosophical questions.He asks that if our basic concepts on what it means to be human are wrong then, what is this to mean for our ideas of time, being, consciousness?A critical examination ensues, one informed by a multitude of responses to a large number of philosophers.Under discussion is the mathematical limits as found in Russell, questions on Relativity, Kant's notion of judgement, Popper, Dennett, Dawkins and Proust.He brings into the rapport the concepts of Bergson and their explosive insights into the idea of time. ... Read more


19. Bergson and the Stream of Consciousness Novel
by Shiv K. Kumar
 Paperback: 174 Pages (1963-01-01)
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20. From Pascal to Proust
by Gladys Rosaleen Turquet-Milnes
 Library Binding: 192 Pages (1977-06)
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A rich and comprehensive study which brings many of the leading principles of Bergson's philosophy to bear on recent French literature. ... Read more


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