Time Duration and Simultaneity . Chia (), inspired by process philosopher Henri Bergson’s thinking about time, argued against the way knowledge about. Bergson. – Duration And Simultaneity [Book Review]. J. Merleau-Ponty Henri Bergson, Duration and Simultaneity: Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe. Henri Bergson, Duration and Simultaneity: Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe Time, Duration and Freedom – Bergson’s Critical Move Against Kant.

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Born in Paris in of Jewish parents, Henri Bergson received his education there and subsequently taught at Angers and Nenri before returning to Paris.

He was appointed professor of philosophy at the College de France in and elected a member of the French Academy in Bergson developed his philosophy by stressing the biological and evolutionary elements involved in thinking, reasoning, and creating.


He saw the vitalistic dimension of the human species as being of the greatest importance. Bergson’s writings were acclaimed not only in France and throughout the learned world.

In he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. In defiance of the Nazis after their conquest of France, Bergson insisted on wearing a yellow star to show his solidarity with other French Jews. Shortly before his death inBergson gave up all his positions and renounced his many honors in protest against the discrimination against Jews by the Nazis and the Vichy French regime.

Account Options Sign in. A central contention is that science and philosophy alike systematically misrepresent the nature of time.

Bergson suggests that the traditional association between the model of space and time is incoherent.

Unlike space, time is not measurable by My library Help Advanced Book Search. Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe.

Henri BergsonMark Lewis. Clinamen Press- Philosophy – pages. This philosophical text deals with the theme of time.


Henri Bergson, Duration and Simultaneity – PhilPapers

Unlike space, time is not measurable by objective standard. This contention is tried out against the major movement in physics of the day – relativity.

Tracing the development of the theory from special to general relativity, Bergson finds that a fundamental requirement of the theory is an impossibility – the assumption that the experiences of two herni moving at different speeds within two different physical systems might be thought of as simultaneous.

This is to ignore the limits of possible experience. From inside the book.

Concerning the Nature of Time. Concerning the Plurality of Times.