Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
4,343 (4,774)405,530 (3.71)12
Born in Paris in 1859 of Jewish parents, Henri Bergson received his education there and subsequently taught at Angers and Clermont-Ferraud before returning to Paris. He was appointed professor of philosophy at the College de France in 1900 and elected a member of the French Academy in 1914. Bergson developed his philosophy by stressing the biological and evolutionary elements involved in thinking, reasoning, and creating. He saw the vitalistic dimension of the human species as being of the greatest importance. Bergson's writings were acclaimed not only in France and throughout the learned world. In 1927 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. In defiance of the Nazis after their conquest of France, Bergson insisted on wearing a yellow star to show his solidarity with other French Jews. Shortly before his death in 1941, Bergson gave up all his positions and renounced his many honors in protest against the discrimination against Jews by the Nazis and the Vichy French regime. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Creative Evolution… (more)
Creative Evolution 860 copies, 12 reviews
Matter and Memory 715 copies, 4 reviews
Mind-Energy 84 copies
Mémoire et vie 44 copies, 1 review
Dreams 38 copies, 1 review
Oeuvres 13 copies
Bergson 9 copies
Os Pensadores 3 copies
OBRAS ESCOGIDAS 3 copies, 1 review
Henri Bergson 3 copies
E qeshura 2 copies, 1 review
Fantasmi 2 copies
L'Evoluzione Creatrice 1 copy, 1 review
Opere 1 copy
La Risa. 1 copy, 1 review

Member ratings

Average: (3.71)
1 10
1.5 2
2 12
2.5 5
3 73
3.5 10
4 90
4.5 8
5 61

Author pictures (3)


(see all 3 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Henri Bergson is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Henri Bergson is composed of 19 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 188,636,312 books! | Top bar: Always visible