The Nobel Prize in Literature 1927
Philosopher, Essayist wrote in French. Rich and vitalizing ideas and brilliant skill in presentation. President, Commission for Intellectual Cooperation of League of Nations.
Philosophical system demonstrating Nobel's idea of acknowledging with his Prizes, not human deeds but new ideas revealed through select personalities. Regain for man's consciousness the divine gift of intuition and to put reason in its proper place: serving and controlling ideas.
Henri Bergson from group photo below. Literary Promotion of the Ecole Normale SupÃ©rieure (rue d'Ulm, Paris 5th arrond.) 1878. Author: Pierre Petit. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Henri Bergson, on chair, 3rd from right. Literary Promotion of the Ecole Normale SupÃ©rieure (rue d'Ulm, Paris, 5th arrond). Photographer Pierre Petit School photographic Fund... PHO D / 2/1878/5. Source: ENS/Wikimedia Commons.
Henri Bergson. Source: George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons.
Birth centenary commemorate stamp designed and engraved by Raoul Serres. Model image above. France, November 7, 1959.
Henri Bergson's Dissertation on Aristotle: Quid Aristoteles de loco senserit, Paris, 1889. Author: Henri Bergson. Source: Leiden University Library/Wikimedia Commons.
He crafted his dissertation Time and Free Will, which was submitted, along with a short Latin thesis on Aristotle (Quid Aristoteles de loco senserit), for his doctoral degree which was awarded by the University of Paris in 1889.
Henri Bergson's Dissertation: Time and Free Will, which he submitted, along with a short Latin thesis on Aristotle (Quid Aristoteles de loco senserit), Paris, 1889. Author: Henri Bergson. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Henri Bergson. Scan of ARTWORK No. 3909, Page 103, the day of receipt, possibly 1918. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Henri Bergson, 1927. Author: A.Gerschel. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Portrait of Henri Bergson by J.E. Blanche 1891 to illustrate Henri Bergson article, 2007. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Place Henri-Bergson, Paris 8e. 2010. Author: Wikimedia Commons / Mu. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Commemorative plaque, 47 boulevard de BeausÃ©jour, Paris 16th. "Henri Bergson, French philosopher, 1859-1941, lived in the house where he died on January 3, 1941.", 2010. Author: Wikimedia Commons / Mu. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Telegram from Henri Bergson, president of the International Committee for Intellectual Cooperation to Inazo Nitobe, under-general secretary of the League of Nations and director of the International Bureaux Section, 1924. Date: February 2013. Author: MartinGrandjean. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
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Name: Henri Bergson
Birth: 18 October 1859, Paris, France
Death: 18 October 1859, Paris, France
Residence at the time of the award: France
Prize Motivation: "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented"
Field: Philosophy/essay writing