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PREFACE

The function of the current bibliography is to teach the common and sundry curiosity in Professor Bergson's philosophy, and completeness instead of choice has for this reason been the purpose of the compilers. No test has been made to checklist the newspaper literature of the topic, and brief ebook experiences have usually been passed over, yet all different literature, both ebook or periodical, which has come to the compilers' consciousness has been incorporated. Titles that have been integrated with no exam are starred. The bibliography contains ninety books and articles by way of Professor Bergson (including translations of his works) and 417 books and articles approximately him. those 417 goods characterize eleven diverse languages divided as follows:—French a hundred and seventy, English 159, German forty, Italian 19, Polish five, Dutch three, Spanish three, Roumanian 2, Swedish 2, Russian 2, Hungarian 1. Translations of Professor Bergson's significant works at the moment are on hand in lots of languages. up to now the single most generally translated is VIntroduction & los angeles Metaphysique that is now obtainable within the English, German, Italian, Swedish, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian languages.

The bibliography has been compiled by means of contributors of the workers of the collage Library below the path of leave out Isadore G. Mudge, the Reference Librarian, yet thank you for specific prone are because of many open air the library employees who've given necessary reduction. Acknowledgment of such indebtedness is due in particular to Professor John Dewey for the advent to the current quantity, to Professor Wendell T. Bush for the descriptive and significant notes incorporated partly I, to Mrs. E. M. Sait for the coaching of a initial checklist for half I, to Dr. Benjamin

Rand of Harvard college for feedback of the initial bibliography and for the recommendation of extra titles, to Dr. Lars Aksel Anderson, Librarian of the college of Upsala, for info approximately Swedish titles, and to Dr. Richard Fick, Director of the Prussian Gesamt-Katalog, for info approximately German translations.
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INTRODUCTION

Henri Bergson's books are thankfully now obtainable to the general public in an English gown. as a result and since it kind of feels fascinating to have Professor Bergson converse for himself as to his primary doctrines, no synopses of the books are given within the following pages. a couple of words—derived so far as attainable from Mr. Bergson himself-—are, besides the fact that, prefixed in regards to the extra common positive factors of his philosophy. and primary as to instinct, an idea that performs, as each person is familiar with, a wide r61e in his perception of philosophic technique. It occurs that during English concept the asssociations that cluster concerning the observe are usually derived from Platonic transcendentalism, and from the theories of the Scotch university and the super-scientific, concerning an organ of data that's self sustaining of expertise and more advantageous to the sciences. those institutions with the a priori are relatively overseas to using the time period within the Bergsonian philosophy; and not anyone has deprecated their advent into it extra vigorously than Professor Bergson himself. He has acknowledged: '' the tactic that I suggest doesn't consist in extracting from fact an easy suggestion so that it may well then be submitted to dialectic elaboration. to the contrary, my procedure calls for uninterrupted touch with fact. It is composed in following truth in all its sinuosities. It calls for that our schools of remark even stretch themselves every now and then to surpass themselves. it's made up of corrections, retouchings, slow issues. It aspires to represent metaphysics as sure and as universally well-known as any of the opposite sciences." And back he has stated: "Let us settle for technological know-how in all its concrete complexity; then allow us to recom-

mence, with this new technological know-how as its fabric, a role like that which historic metaphysicians undertook with the easier technology in their day. We needs to holiday the mathematical framework, take account of organic, mental and sociological ...

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