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Berg·son·ism

 (bĕrg′sə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The philosophy of Henri Bergson.

Berg·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj. & n.

Bergsonism

(ˈbɜːɡsəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) the philosophy of Henri Bergson, which emphasizes duration as the basic element of experience and asserts the existence of a life-giving force that permeates the entire natural order. Compare élan vital

Bergsonism

the philosophy of Henri Bergson, emphasizing time or duration as the central f act of experience and asserting the existence of the élan vital as an original life force governing all organic processes in a way that can be explained only by intuition, not by scientific analysis. — Bergsonian, n., adj.
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From a Bergsonian perspective, the shamanic trance is maintained by "molecular movements" which are produced by the affecting/affected body of the shaman (23).
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In Kazantzakis's philosophy, whose basic tenets are Bergsonian and Nietzschean, God is not the Absolute Pure being, but an agonized struggle towards more and more purity of Spirit.
Bergson as emphasized by Edouard Le Roy also offered liberation from religious dogma; Le Roy was Bergson's colleague and successor at the College de France and the keenest Bergsonian of the Catholic modernists.
At first glance, this foray into the past, into the "beautiful cave" behind Clarissa, resembles the kind of Bergsonian interpenetration of the past and present that the "traceless purity" of modernist glass aims to offer.
In Merleau-Ponty, one does not arrive at the radical affirmation that "we see with the mind or with the body in the Bergsonian anti-ocularcentrist sense" (24) for example, but it is affirmed that without mental work, the eye would only be an eye that doesn't see and, therefore, not an eye but something blind.
On the one hand, the Bergsonian concept of time helps explain Pakistan's aspiration.
The Cubists and the Futurists equally struggled to implement the Bergsonian notion of simultaneity in their work and even argued over who was first to do so; but apart from this partisan quarrel, the Futurist group did very prominently declaim a number of representational axioms in their early manifestos that quickly became influential in avant-garde circles in Paris and across Europe.
9) "The Bergsonian time-image, or duration, is a flow of becoming and the present represents a moment of its actualization".
The characters come out of the stomachs of their devourers exactly as they were before being eaten, just as in their turn the cadavers of Estomacreux and his followers, thrown into the swamps, are resurrected with the very same characteristics, attributes and desires they had before their death, in a hermetically sealed and sterile circular process of repetition, rather than a Nietzschean return or a Bergsonian becoming.
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In his view, the Bergsonian joke is central to the aesthetics of the video game as a medium because of the irreconcilable discrepancy between the player's physical performance and the on-screen action.