Henri Bergson's research while affiliated with New York State and other places

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The first Ukrainian translation of Henri Bergson's Letter to Richard Kroner.
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On April 22, 1922, the Societé française de Philosophie hosted Albert Einstein for a discussion of the theory of relativity. In the course of this discussion, Henri Bergson, who was at that time writing Duration and Simultaneity, which explored some of the philosophical implications of Einstein's theory, was asked to share his thoughts. The resulti...
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Fruto das oficinas de francês supervisionadas por mim junto ao PET/Filosofia, em 2018, o presente documento que o leitor agora dispõe, em primeira mão, em versão bilíngue, corresponde às quatro Correspondências dirigidas por Henri Bergson (1859-1941) a Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973), por ocasião da publicação de o Journal Métaphysique (Diário Metafísic...
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Towards an International Political Theology: An Exploration into the Eschatological Bearing of Henri Bergson, Arnold Toynbee and Martin Wight in International Relations Theory.
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Towards an International Political Theology: An Exploration into the Eschatological Bearing of Henri Bergson, Arnold Toynbee and Martin Wight in International Relations Theory.
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This is the English translation of a speech Bergson made at Lycée Henri-IV on July 30, 1892. This is an interesting text because it anticipates Bergson’s last book, his The Two Sources of Morality and Religion. Like the distinction in The Two Sources between the open and the closed, “Politeness” defines its subject matter in two ways. There is what...
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C ome è possibile distinguere, in Bergson, il con-tributo originale dalla semplice rivisitazione eclettica di altri autori? Per rispondere a questa domanda fondamentale abbiamo interrogato lo psicolo-go francese Victor Egger, il primo teorico del monologo interiore. Si è scoperto che la maggior parte delle intui-zioni che hanno contribuito alla for...
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Directeur de publication : Frédéric Worms
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Les deux essais de Bergson sont accompagnés d'unepréface générale, d'une présentation séparée de chaque texte, de nombreuses notes, d'un dossier de lectures commenté, d'un index des noms, des concepts, des images et des exemples, d'une bibliographie générale sur Bergson et de bibliographies spéciales pour chaque essai.
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Many in the process theological and philosophical tradition have contributed in important ways to what is commonly called the science-and-religion dialogue. Alfred North Whitehead was motivated to contribute in part because he believed that the course of history depends upon our decision as to the relations between science and religion.2 Along with...
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Distincts de ses livres, jalonnant les intervalles entre ses livres, édités comme ses livres dont il faut toujours repartir mais philosophiques aussi en eux-mêmes, riches d'une variété et de surprises innombrables (de la thèse latine aux messages ultimes en passant par essais et discours), tissés de rencontres singulières et de relations suivies (a...
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L'énergie spirituelle : telle est, non pas l'évidence facile, mais le problème commun posé par Bergson dans le premier des deux recueils où il rassemble (en 1919) ses essais les plus importants. Psychologique (ainsi sur " le rêve "), philosophique (ainsi sur " l'âme et le corps "), ce problème est surtout d'ordre pratique. L'" énergie " ne s'attest...
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" Tout le long de l'histoire de la philosophie, temps et espace sont mis au même rang et traités comme choses du même genre. On étudie alors l'espace, on en détermine la nature et la fonction, puis on transporte au temps les conclusions obtenues. La théorie de l'espace et celle du temps se font ainsi pendant. Pour passer de l'une à l'autre, il a su...
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psychophysical parallelism;organizational complexity;manifestations;separation;experiments
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Let's now rise now above matter per se, and let's inquire into what characterizes the living being. There are many theories on the nature, origin and essence of life; we will begin with the most simple, which denies that life is something sui generis, and which claims to reduce vital phenomena to physical and chemical facts like any others. First,...
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The development of emergent evolution involved the combination of two ideas: the first held that evolution was a general phenomena, sweeping through all domains of nature, while the second stated that at specific points of development, new levels of organization appeared, featuring novel qualities. Most theoreticians of the Darwinian tradition had...
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Es gibt eine Realität zum wenigften, die wir alle von innen, durch Intuition und nicht durch bloße Analyfe ergreifen. Es ift unfere eigene Perfon in ihrem Verlauf durch die Zeit. Es ift unfer Ich, das dauert. Wir können kein anderes Ding intellektuell miterleben. Sicherlich aber erleben wir uns felbft.
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Traducción de: La pensée et le mouvant: essais et conférences
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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) filósofo francés. Graduado en letras, matemáticas y filosofía. Obtuvo el premio Nobel de literatura en 1928. Sus planteamientos ubican a la intuición en la base del proceso cognoscitivo. La obra contiene una compilación de sus escritos.
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Traducción de: Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion Henri Bergson (1859-1941) filósofo francés, estudió letras, matemáticas y filosofía. Obtuvo el premio Nobel de literatura en 1927, por su obra Memoria y vida. En la presente obra analiza la diferencia entre las leyes de la naturaleza y las morales, así como el de la religión estática -p...
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Traducción de: Dureé et simultanéité (à propos de la thèorie d'Einstein) En este texto el filósofo Henry Bergson analiza la Teoría Restringida de la Relatividad de Einstein desde la perspectiva filosófica. Además del texto que titula este ejemplar, y los tres apéndices que el propio autor incluyó en la segunda versión, se ofrecen aquí otros textos...
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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) filósofo francés, estudió letras, matemáticas y filosofía. Obtuvo el premio Nobel de literatura en 1927, por su obra Memoria y vida. En la presente obra analiza la diferencia entre las leyes de la naturaleza y las morales, así como el de la religión estática -producto de la naturaleza- y la dinámica.
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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) filósofo francés, estudió letras, matemáticas y filosofía. Obtuvo el premio Nobel de literatura en 1927, por su obra Memoria y vida. Sus escritos aquí reunidos, dan cuenta de su pensamiento filosófico intuicionista, espiritualista y evolucionista. En ellos aborda sobre la metafísica evolutiva, el tiempo, la conciencia y la...

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... En cada una de esas obras, lo indivisible no tiene anchura, en oposición a una cantidad que ya no es divisible. En este artículo, por tanto, nuestra atención se centra en los indivisibles que no tienen anchura, a diferencia de la paradoja de Zenón, Aquiles y la tortuga, donde encontramos lo indivisible con un ancho finito distinto de cero (Bergson, 1911). En particular, nos centramos en lo indivisible desde el punto de vista de Cavalieri y Wallis. ...
... The term 'open' as a way of describing the social world has a long -an awkwardly long -history. Early usages go back to Henri Bergson's (1935) and Karl Popper's (1945) writings on the Open Society, and to von Bertalanffy's (1950) Open Systems theory. From the start, openness had several meanings, with Bergson even associating the Open Society with a kind of heroic elitism (Armbrüster & Gebert, 2002;Gontier, 2015). ...
... However, the way Bergson describes how intuition can actually work is mostly in negative terms and, as it were, in parables. In his lectures Histoire de l'idée de temps [History of the Idea of Time] (Bergson, 2016), Bergson strives to direct us to the comprehension of time by a number of oppositions: internal-external, direct-intermediate, simple-complex/composed, relative-absolute. Bergson outlines the distinction between internal (direct, simple, absolute, intuitive) and external (mediated, composed, relative, conceptual) knowledge of things by deconstructing our ordinary experiences of learning a foreign language, observing some movement, understanding a fictional character in a novel, grasping the notion of life in biology (Bergson, 2016). ...
... À ùî ìîaeíà áà÷èòè ³ â³ä òîãî ïåðå³íàêøóâàòèñü, îêð³ì ïðàâäè, îêð³ì ïî䳿? * * * Àíð³ Áåð´ñîí ó ëèñòàõ äî Äåëüîçà * [20] ïåâíèì ÷èíîì íàëàøòóâàâ ìîëîäîãî ô³ëîñîôà, äàâ ïåâí³ ïîðàäè ÷è íàâ³òü âêàç³âêè ùîäî ïðèðîäè ô³ëîñîô³¿, ùîäî òîãî, ÿêèì øëÿõîì âàðòî ðóõàòèñÿ, çàéìàþ÷èñü ô³ëî-ñîô³ºþ. Îñü, äî ïðèêëàäó: « Il y a un grand avantage, dans les analyses de concepts, à partir de situations concrètes et /très/ simples, plutôt que des auteurs ou même des problèmes philosophiques en tant que tels» (Âåëèêó ïåðåâàãó ìຠàíàë³ç êîíöåïò³â, ùî âèõîäèòü ðàäøå ç êîíêðåòíèõ ³ /äóaeå/ ïðîñòèõ ñèòóàö³é, í³ae ç îêðåìèõ àâòîð³â àáî ae ô³ëîñîôñüêèõ ïðîáëåì ÿê òàêèõ) [20]. ...
... As a result, the course of events is not figured out as a linear development but as a cyclic recurrence, in accordance with the concept of Tao. A similar conception of time has been grasped in the West by the Greek concepts of Kairos and Aiòn, and by Bergson's philosophy of time in 20 th century [19,20]. It is worth noting that the Western concept of time has been introduced in China with a neologism only at the end of 19 th century. ...
... He does not wish to agree with Bichat that life is in a struggle with the forces of inorganic nature since his main point is that these forces do not behave in the same way in the presence of brute matter and living matter: "Up to a certain point, the effect is indeterminate." 36 In his early lectures, then, we see Bergson taking materialists to task for the attempt, as he sees it, of suppressing from matter all initiative and spontaneity and imagining at work in nature a universal mechanism. These are his principal claims against materialism and they do not appear to change in the evolution of his writings. ...
... -Que l'Autre est tout et qu'il a une force vitale (Bergson, 1996) ; -Que mon sens du réel prime : mon hyper conscience, ma vigilance, ma présence au monde ; ...
... The issue is not merely that elements may recombine into new configurations but that new phenomena may genuinely emerge (e.g., new mnemonic techniques, cognitive heuristics, communication platforms, and collective forms of organizing; Dewey, 1910;Vygotsky, 1931Vygotsky, /1994. This paradigmatically distinct ontological position, despite being rare, has an established history-from the ancient philosophy of Heraclitus ("no man ever steps in the same river twice"), through the Renaissance (de Spinoza, 1677), to more contemporary philosophy (Barad, 2007;Bergson, 1938;Rorty, 1981;R. M. Unger, 2007;Whitehead, 1979; for a review see Rescher, 1996). ...
... As Bergson (1980), Martineau (1972) and other commentators on the social function of laughter have argued, people use laughter as a sign of disapproval, in order to expose, humiliate, and correct the deviant. Isabella finally resolves to prioritise love and elopes from the monastery with Henault. ...
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... Across these critical theories and philosophies, intuition involves the ongoing interplay of conscious and nonconscious modes of thought. Throughout his writing on intuition, habit, temporality, and memory, Bergson (1889Bergson ( , 1896Bergson ( , 1903 figures human activity as informed by fluctuating modes of (non)consciousness and (in)attention and suggests that it is, in part, the less-than-conscious aspects of behaviour that enable ingenuity, creativity, and discovery. Bergson's framework overlaps, in this respect, with mathematical intuition. ...