Henri Bergson

1859 - 1941

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Henri-Louis Bergson (French: [bɛʁksɔn]; 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French philosopher who was influential in the tradition of analytic philosophy and continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until the Second World War, but also after 1966 when Gilles Deleuze published Le Bergsonisme. Bergson is known for his arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality. He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Bergson has received more than 1,256,432 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Henri Bergson is the 50th most popular philosopher, the 68th most popular biography from France (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Philosopher.

Henri Bergson was a French philosopher who wrote about the nature of time and consciousness. His most famous work is "Creative Evolution."

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Among philosophers, Henri Bergson ranks 50 out of 1,089Before him are Thomas More, Al-Farabi, Michel Foucault, Karl Popper, Protagoras, and Hannah Arendt. After him are Plotinus, Zeno of Elea, John Amos Comenius, Mikhail Bakunin, Lucretius, and Empedocles.

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Among people born in 1859, Henri Bergson ranks 3Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle and Wilhelm II, German Emperor. After him are Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, John Dewey, Edmund Husserl, Pierre Curie, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Svante Arrhenius, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1941, Henri Bergson ranks 3Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Rabindranath Tagore. After him are Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, James George Frazer, Walther Nernst, Arthur Evans, and Emanuel Lasker.

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Among people born in France, Henri Bergson ranks 68 out of 5,234Before him are Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Henri Becquerel (1852), Gustave Eiffel (1832), and Tacitus (54). After him are Charles Perrault (1628), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Louis the Pious (778), Francis I of France (1494), Roman Polanski (1933), and Caracalla (188).


Among philosophers born in France, Henri Bergson ranks 6Before him are René Descartes (1596), Montesquieu (1689), Auguste Comte (1798), Michel de Montaigne (1533), and Michel Foucault (1926). After him are Peter Abelard (1079), Jean Bodin (1530), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Roland Barthes (1915), Gilles Deleuze (1925), and Charles Fourier (1772).