Henri Bergson

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French philosopher who proposed elan vital as the cause of evolution and development (1859-1941)

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Thus the history of the Church dogma itself was seen as having somehow fallen from a moment of authenticity into decrepitude; the redemption offered by modernism itself and indeed by Bergsonian vitalism was to revivify the doctrine.
But instead of becoming a victim of the Bergsonian joke, the mischief maker transforms play into an intentionally comedic performance.
Glynn, Michael, Vladimir Nabokov: Bergsonian and Russian Formalist Influences in His Novels.
As Mark Antliff summarizes, "In Bergsonian theory, Cartesianism was condemned for falsely claiming to 'mirror' the world by rational means.
In addition, following Manfred Milz, who identified Bergsonian influence in Beckett's early theoretical writings and fiction from 1929 to 1936 (1), Graley Herren's Samuel Beckett's Plays on Film and Television (13) and Colin Gardners Beckett, Deleuze and the Televisual Event (16) are two works that, despite the latter's focus on Deleuze's philosophy, also point to the centrality of Bergson's philosophy in the understanding of Beckett's drama.
The Bergsonian theme at the heart of Je t'aime led Gilles Deleuze, in Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1989), to valorize it as one of three films, along with Dovzhenko's Zvenigora (1928) and Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), that serve as exemplars of "how we inhabit time, how we move in it.
Grogin, The Bergsonian Controversy in France [1988]; eds.
Ultimately, the Bergsonian cone serves multiple purposes and goes through many mutations throughout the book.
The magic here is not that the illusion is happening so much as that it is happening at a speed slow enough to be affected by it--in the Bergsonian sense--where my bodily experience is invaded by the amplified sensations of Being, such that I can reflect on this epiphanic space.
The ideas of French philosopher Henri-Louis Bergson (1859-1941) concerning the importance of the lived experience for understanding reality enjoyed quite a bit of popularity in academic and literary circles in the early part of the 20th century before falling into a state of neglect and then being re-excavated by Gilles Deleuze's investigation into Bergsonian theories of consciousness in the 1980s.
We may never know what French philosopher Henri Bergson might have written had he been able to travel extensively throughout Spain (1)--but thankfully we have Nikos Kazantzakis's Bergsonian travelogue Spain (Taxidhevontas Ispania, 1937) to consider.
63) This depiction of Cowper as moving inside an object and capturing its internal landscape recalls both Hulme's Bergsonian poet and the Imagist poet Storer described in 'An Essay', appended to his 1908 collection Mirrors of Illusion (64) Through his 'touches of poetic accuracy, the sureness of his observation, and the directness with which he conveys the impression to our minds', Cowper offers his readers accurate descriptions and vivid impressions.
4) A temporality that is external but in the same manner as the Bergsonian non-spatialized and inner time of consciousness; more like the phenomenology of the object.
37) This view, reminiscent of a Bergsonian sense of human memory as a process of constant "becoming," (38) arguably encourages a reader's integration with the semiology of a text--Baudelaire's flowers of evil, for example, are then here encountered as flowers from evil.
5) Contaminated with an existentialist intuition of politics, (6) this vital principle of distrust toward the technological form of the body-machine, analogic thinking, and the power of technics over life, combined with the Bergsonian emphasis on the flux of experience, intuition, elan vital, the notion of life as "becoming" over being, and the emphasis on the holistic character of organism over liberal atomism, would come to characterize the existential ethos of the first Fascism.