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date: 20 January 2020

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Born in Paris on 18 October 1859, Henri-Louis Bergson was the progenitor of modern process philosophy and the language of ‘becoming’. He would later challenge Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species and Karl Marx’s Critique of Political Economy. Bergson also influenced phenomenology, existentialism, and post-structuralism. This chapter presents a biography of Bergson and his intellectual background, his key philosophical ideas, and his views on creative evolution, ethics, free will, intuition, and time and reality. It also examines the relevance of Bergson’s philosophy to organization studies.

Keywords: Henri-Louis Bergson, process philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, post-structuralism, creative evolution, ethics, free will, intuition, organization studies

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