The revival of Bergson in the Twenty-First Century

Date: 26 November 2021Venue: Ateneum – The Finnish National Gallery

Henri Bergson (1859–1941) was one of the leading philosophers of his time. His conceptions of memory, the nature of time, intuition, and evolution as a creative process influenced several trends in early 20th-century philosophy. In the past decades, numerous scholars, artists, and philosophers have become interested in the French philosopher’s thinking, and reinterpretations of his legacy have rendered Bergsonism a global phenomenon. The seminar illuminates the interplay of philosophy, biology, and the arts in Bergson’s thought while examining the political implications of Bergsonism. Keynote lecture by Prof. Mark Antliff, Duke University.

The seminar will be in English, and the event can be attended both on-site and online. Admission is free.

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The seminar is organised by the project ‘Science, Literature and Research’, (University of Helsinki), in collaboration with Ateneum and funded by the Kone Foundation.