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country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Condorcet, École normale supérieure, University of Paris
occupation: philosopher, writer, professor, sociologist
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, Concours général, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Honorary Doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Honorary doctor of the University of Oxford, honorary doctor of the University of Cambridge
position held: seat 7 of the Académie française
student of: Émile Boutroux, Félix Ravaisson-Mollien
influenced by: Zeno of Elea, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, René Descartes, Benedictus de Spinoza, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, George Berkeley, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Claude Bernard, Jules Lachelier, Félix Ravaisson-Mollien, Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Blaise Pascal, Søren Kierkegaard, Arthur Schopenhauer, Georg Simmel, Gottlob Frege
Henri-Louis Bergson (French: [bɛʁksɔn]; 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until the Second World War. Bergson is known for his arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality.
He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented". In 1930 France awarded him its highest honour, the Grand-Croix de la Legion d'honneur.
Bergson's great popularity created a controversy in France where his views were seen as opposing the secular and scientific attitude adopted by the Republic's officials.
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Henri Bergson's doctoral thesis, first published in 1889wd:Q185825
1919 collection of essays and lectures by Henri Bergsonwd:Q3205320
1932 book by Henri Bergsonwd:Q3232049