Berg·son (bĕrgʹsən, bĕrg-sôɴʹ), Henri Louis. 1859-1941.
French philosopher and writer whose popular and accessible works, including Creative Evolution (1907) and The Creative Mind (1934), largely concern the importance of intuition as a means of attaining knowledge and the élan vital present in all living things. He won the 1927 Nobel Prize for literature.
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