Henri-Louis Bergson ( 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a major French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century. Bergson convinced many thinkers that immediate experience and intuition are more significant than 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.
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“The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.”
—Henri Bergson (18591941)