Bergson, Henri /ˈbəːɡs(ə)n, French bɛʀksɔn/


I. (1859–1941), French philosopher; full name Henri Louis Bergson. Dividing the world into life (or consciousness) and matter, he rejected Darwinian evolution and argued that life possesses an inherent creative impulse ( élan vital) which creates new forms as life seeks to impose itself on matter. Nobel Prize for Literature (1927).
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