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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Olson points to intrahistory as both the eternal ground "beneath all determinate forms" (22) and also "simply the millions of small details of human life that lie beneath the schematized generalization found in books," although he prefers the former and unfortunately equates it not with Bergsonism but with the Heideggerian notion of "Presence.
If Bergsonism furnishes the philosophical rationale for a dynamic conception of human nature, the Greek Patristic tradition furnishes the theological rationale.
He concludes that the success of that venture depends on the reliance of Maritain's neo-Thomism on the structure of Humphrey's Bergsonism.
Bergson would remain a significant influence during the postwar decade, but the extraordinary vogue of Bergsonism had begun its steady descent.
Bergson also opposes the "myth of passage," but I nevertheless associate duration with becoming, because Bergsonism seeks the truth of time in change (see Bergson's distinction between homogeneous time and pure duration, in Time and Free Will 90-91).
For a ten-second primer on the sway of a cover, flip back and forth between pages 111 and 122-23 to see Gilles Deleuze's Bergsonism cast first in the white minimalism of Zone's prototype, then in its ultimate cover, a shoo-in for the ultimate cover.
Gilles Deleuze, "Intuition as Method," in Bergsonism (New York: Zone Books, 1988), p.
Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam, Bergsonism (New York: Zone Books, 1991), p.
Deleuze, Bergsonism "Afterword" to English translation
I will also suggest that one of the most fundamental principles underpinning the complexity theorists' alternative to the reductionist model--namely, the logic of relations--is closely allied to a principle which can sustain a coherent development of the differential explication of Bergsonism advanced by Deleuze.