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Bergson

[burg-suh n, berg-; French berg-sawn] /ˈbɜrg sən, ˈbɛrg-; French bɛrgˈsɔ̃/
noun
1.
Henri
[ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA),
1859–1941, French philosopher and writer: Nobel Prize in Literature 1927.
Related forms
Bergsonian
[burg-soh-nee-uh n, berg-] /bɜrgˈsoʊ ni ən, bɛrg-/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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  • Bergson then proceeds to an examination of the more subtle and plausible case for psychological determinism.

    Bergson and His Philosophy J. Alexander Gunn
  • Much of this falls under Bergson's conception of humor as social censure.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • For the idea of Berkeley, and the image of Bergson, I substitute the term matter.

    The Mind and the Brain Alfred Binet
  • She looked like her grandmother Bergson, and had her comfortable and comfort-loving nature.

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • The Bergson boys, certainly, would have been happier with their uncle Otto, in the bakery shop in Chicago.

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • Mrs. Bergson must have looked just like this when she was a little girl.

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • In the original French text Bergson employs the term duree to convey his meaning.

    Bergson and His Philosophy J. Alexander Gunn
  • Professor Bergson has himself carefully revised the whole work.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • Galen and Bergson agree in attaching most practical importance to the middle categorythat of Function.

  • Bergson seeks to interpret human life in terms of the universe.

    The Complex Vision John Cowper Powys
British Dictionary definitions for Bergson

Bergson

/ˈbɜːɡsən; French bɛrksɔn/
noun
1.
Henri Louis (ɑ̃ri lwi). 1859–1941, French philosopher, who sought to bridge the gap between metaphysics and science. His main works are Memory and Matter (1896, trans. 1911) and Creative Evolution (1907, trans. 1911): Nobel prize for literature 1927
Derived Forms
Bergsonian (bɜːɡˈsəʊnɪən) adjective, noun
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