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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • James, William, 1842-1910,
  • Bergson, Henri, 1859-1941

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Horace Meyer Kallen ...
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, [1], 248 p.
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23360398M

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Excerpt from William James and Henri Bergson: A Study in Contrasting Theories of Life Of the six chapters of the book, two, in slightly different form, have been printed before, the first in the Philosophical Review, the fourth in Mind, and I acknowledge with thanks the editors' pernnss1ons to reprint these : Horace Meyer Kallen. In the spring of I was asked to give a series of talks on the relation between the philosophies of William James and Henri Bergson. This book is the outcome of the meditations which compliance with that request demanded. Sur le pragmatisme de William James is a new book by Bergson, and as such us his contemporary readers should be grateful to the editor for his attentive and resourceful work. Forcing the temporal categories even further, had James the possibility of reading it he would have appreciated the thrilling intellectual activity generated by his Cited by: 1. Get this from a library! William James and Henri Bergson: a study in contrasting theories of life. [Horace Meyer Kallen].

Henri Bergson, in full Henri-Louis Bergson, (born Oct. 18, , Paris, France—died Jan. 4, , Paris), French philosopher, the first to elaborate what came to be called a process philosophy, which rejected static values in favour of values of motion, change, and was also a master literary stylist, of both academic and popular appeal, and was awarded the Nobel Prize .   The second major influence on "A Pluralistic Universe" was the French philosopher Henri Bergson (Chapter VI). From Bergson, James described his critique of intellectualism and conceptual thinking. James argued that concepts were useful in understanding reality for limited purposes, (here James seems to be downplaying his own pragmatism) but /5(11). William James and Henri Bergson. Chicago, Ill., University of Chicago Press [] (OCoLC) Named Person: William James; Henri Bergson; William James; Henri Bergson; Henri Bergson; William James: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Horace Meyer Kallen.   William James, a senior to Henri Bergson by 17 years, had a high opinion of Bergson's work. In his book The Pluralistic Universe, James writes: “If I had not read Bergson, I should probably still be blackening endless pages of paper privately, in the hope of making ends meet that were never meant to meet, and trying to discover some mode of .

Henri Bergson was born in Paris in and died there in His mother was Anglo-Irish and his father Polish and an accomplished musician. Bergson uses musical analogies and writes with gallic panache and imagination, drawing freely from the metaphysician and artist in himself. William James and Henri Bergson; a study in contrasting theories of life, Contributor Names Kallen, Horace Meyer, Created / Published Chicago, Ill., The University of Chicago press [] Subject Headings.   Henri Bergson is frequently cited amongst the holy trinity of major influences on Modernism-literary and otherwise-alongside Sigmund Freud and William James. Gilles Deleuze's Bergsonism has re-popularized Bergson for the 21st century, so much so that, perhaps, our Bergson is Deleuze's Bergson. Despite renewed interest in Bergson, his influence remains . Full text of "William James and Henri Bergson: a study in contrasting theories of life" See other formats.