HENRI BERGSON (1859 - 1941)


  • The Perception of Change: Space, Time, and Mobility after Henri Bergson, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford, May 27, 2011

  • Bergson and His Postmodern and Immanent Legacies, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, February 25-26, 2011

  • Creative Evolution One Hundred Years On: Biology, Ecology, Complexity, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, November 10, 2007

  • Celebrating Henri Bergson, Institut Francais, London, September 19

  • Bergson in Context, Annual Conference, British Society for Phenomenology, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, April 2-4 (Programme), 2004

  • Bergson and Contemporary Thought, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, June 6, 2003


  • Louisiana State University: Bergson (Protevi)



  • Anthologies:

    • Key Writings.  Ed. Keith Ansell-Pearson and John Mullarkey.  London: Continuum, 2002.

    • Oeuvres.  Paris: PUF, 1959.

    • Écrits et paroles.  3 Vols.  1957-59.

    • La Pensée et le mouvant.  1934. 

      • The Creative Mind: an Introduction to Metaphysics.  New York: Kensington Publishing Corp, 1946.  Rpt. New York: Carol-Citadel, 1997.

    • L'Énergie spirituelle.  1919.

      • Mind-Energy: Lectures and Essays.  London: Macmillan, 1920.  Rpt. 2007.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Les Deux sources de la morale et de la religion.  1932. 

      • The Two Sources of Morality and Religion.  Trans. R. Ashley Audra and Cloudesley Brereton.  Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 1977.

    • Durée et simultanéité: Essai sur la théorie de la relativité d'Einstein.  1921.

      • Duration and Simultaneity.  Trans. Leon Jacobson.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.  Clinamen, 1999.

    • L'Évolution créatrice.  Paris: , 1907. 

      • Creative Evolution.  Trans. Arthur Mitchell.  London: Macmillan, 1911.  Rpt. 1954; 1998; Dodo, 2007.

    • "Introduction à la métaphysique."  Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale (1903): . 

      • An Introduction to Metaphysics.  Trans. T. E. Hulme.  London: Macmillan, 1913.  Rpt. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1998.  Rpt. London: Macmillan, 2007.

    • Le Rire: Essai sur la signification du comique.  Paris: , 1900. 

      • Laughter: an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic.  Trans. Cloudesley Brereton and Fred Rothwell.  Green Integer, 1911.  Rpt.  1999.

    • Matière et mémoire: Essai sur la relation du corps avec l'sprit.  Paris: , 1896. 

      • Matter and Memory.  Trans. N. M. Paul and W. S. Palmer.  New York: Zone, 1988.

    • Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience.  Paris: , 1889.

      • Time and Free Will: an Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness.  Trans. F. L. Pogson.  London: George Allen and Unwin, 1910.  Rpt. New York: Dover, 2001.  Ithaca: Cornel University Library, 2009.




  • Anthologies:

    • Kelly, Michael R., ed.  Bergson and Phenomenology.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

    • Mullarkey, John, ed.  The New Bergson.  Manchester: Manchester UP, 1999.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Alexander, I. W.  Bergson.  1957.

    • Ansell-Pearson, Keith.  Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual: Bergson and the Time of Life.  London: Routledge, 2001.

    • Antliff, Mark.  Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993.

    • Berthelot, R.  Un Romantisme utilitaire.  1938.

    • Capec, M.  Bergson and Modern Physics.  1971.

    • Carr, H. Wildon.  The Philosophy of Change.  London: Macmillan, 1914.

    • Deleuze, Gilles.  Le Bergsonisme.  Paris: PUF, 1966. 

      • Bergsonism.  Trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam.  New York: Zone, 1988.
    • Gunter, Pete A. Y.  "Bergson."  A Companion to Continental PhilosophyEd. Simon Critchley and William R. SchroederOxford: Blackwell, 1998.  173-184.

    • Guerlac, Suzanne.  Thinking in Time: an Introduction to Henri Bergson.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2006.

    • Gunter, P. A. Y.  Henri Bergson.  1986.

    • Gutting, Gary.  "Bergson."  French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century.  Cambridge: CUP, 2001.  49-83.

    • Husson, L.  L'Intellectualisme de Bergson.  1947.

    • Kolakowski, Leszek.  BergsonOxford: OUP, 1985.  

    • Lacey, A. R.  Bergson.  London: Routledge, 1993.

    • Lafrance, Guy.  "Bergsonian Vitalism."  The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy.  Ed. Simon Glendenning.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1999.  214-221.

    • Lawlor, Leonard.  The Challenge of Bergsonism.  London: Continuum, 2003.

    • Lovejoy, A. O.  Bergson and Romantic Evolutionism.  1914.

    • Matthews, Eric.  "Bergson’s Concept of a Person."  The New Bergson.  Ed. John Mullarkey.  Manchester: Manchester UP, 1999.

    • Matthews, Eric.  "Bergson."  Twentieth Century French Philosophy.  Oxford: OUP, 1996.  14-39.

    • Moore, F. C. T.  Bergson: Thinking Backwards.  Cambridge: CUP, 1996.

    • Muldoon, Mark S.  Trick of Time: Bergson Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur in Search of Time, Self and MeaningPittsburgh, PA: Duquesne UP, 2006.

    • Mullarkey, John.  Bergson and PhilosophyEdinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1999,

    • Papanicolaou, A. C., ed.  Bergson and Modern Thought1987.

    • Russell, Bertrand.  The Philosophy of Bergson.  1914.

    • Solomon, J.  Bergson.  1970.

    • Szathmary, Arhur.  The Aesthetic Theory of Bergson.  1937.

    • Wicks, Robert.  "Henri Bergson, Philosopher (1859-1941)."  Modern French Philosophy: from Existentialism to Postmodernism.  Oxford: Oneworld, 2003.  17-29.



  • Univesité de Lyon: Liens de philosophie de FACPHILO: Henri Bergson


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