Essays Tagged: "Bergson"

Bergson's ideas and theories on time and free will

Time and space. Duration. Two separate entities according to Bergson. As separate as oil and water placed in the same container. He claimed that in order to unde ... f experience, is it necessarily a line, or a series of lines, or just a dot representing the entity.Bergson claimed that when looking at the map of a persons experience in life, there is no past and a ... ion with other entities because of this.These ideas lead me to believe that, though the majority of Bergson's ideas make sense, here is where is argument is the weakest. By allowing for a single path, ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Philosophical Critic of Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution

Henri Bergson in his book Creative Evolution provides an alterative outlook to Darwin's Theory of Evolutio ... that life developed from an initial force to an unknown end. Unlike Darwin's idea of a planned end, Bergson suggests that "evolution will...prove to be something entirely different from a series of ad ... rces evolution must reckon with, another to claim that they are the directing causes of evolution" (Bergson, 101). Bergson sees life as the force that allowed movement to begin, and he claims it takes ...

(3 pages) 22 1 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

HENRI BERGSON, towards his philosophy

HENRI BERGSONI. Early Life:Henri Bergson (1859-1941), the son of a Jewish musician and an English woman, w ... here he studied philosophy. After a teaching career as a schoolmaster in various secondary schools, Bergson was appointed to the École Normale Supérieure in 1898 and, from 1900 to 1921, ... Commission for Intellectual Cooperation of the League of Nations. Shortly before his death in 1941, Bergson expressed in several ways his opposition to the Vichy regime. Bergson's English background e ...

(3 pages) 28 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Three Generations Of Women In "O Pioneers !", A Novel By Willa Cather

O Pioneers ! is a novel which was written in 1913 by Willa Cather. It is the story of the Bergsons, a Swedish family who came to the United States in the 1870s because they were attracted by ... ill study chronologically three characters who are representative of these generations : first, Mrs Bergson, then Alexandra and finally Milly.Mrs Bergson is "a fair-skinned, corpulent woman, heavy and ...

(8 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Charlie Chaplin in the movie City Lights

in the film. The comic has such an impact on the rich man's life especially; he saves his life. In Bergson's words Chaplin would be considered a "social masquerade" when he pretends to be a fellow mi ... was a simple movie loaded with humor. Out of everyday events, many comical events happened. Some of Bergson's ideas could be related to Chaplin's movie and explain why it is funny, but most people don ...

(1 pages) 1907 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama