Conference: Reassessing Bergson, 11-12th September 2019, Pembroke College Cambridge

Reassessing Bergson
11-12th September 2019
Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge

(Reading Seminar on 10th September 2019)

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The thought of Henri Bergson (1859-1941), one of the most influential theorists of time of the
twentieth century, has primarily been confined to the so-called “continental” tradition of philosophy. In the past few years this has started to change; his work has begun to receive ingenious reassessment from philosophers outside the field of “continental” philosophy in general and within analytic philosophy in particular. The aim of this conference is to capture this moment and use it to provide new perspectives on Bergsonian philosophy, expanding and reassessing Bergson’s legacy and producing a major permutation in the philosophy of time.

Invited Speakers:

Barry Dainton (Liverpool)
Sonja Deppe (Jena / Landau)
Élie During (Paris X Nanterre)
Florian Fischer (Siegen)
Suzanne Guerlac (Berkeley)
Anne Sophie Meincke (Southampton)
Emmanuel Picavet (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Steven Savitt (UBC)
Mark Sinclair (Roehampton)
Yaron Wolf (Oxford)
Frédéric Worms (ENS)
Caterina Zanfi (CNRS / ENS)

Attendance at the conference is free, but please confirm your participation by emailing

The conference is also complemented by an introductory reading seminar for postgraduate students on the afternoon of the 10th September. If you are interested in taking part in the seminar, please e-mail for more information.

Lead organiser: Matyáš Moravec. Co-organisers: Theo Borgvin-Weiss, Florian Fischer, Sam Sokolsky-Tifft, Zoe Walker.

This event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Aristotelian Society, the British Society for the History of Philosophy, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, the Mind Association, Pembroke College, Cambridge, the Société des amis de Bergson, and co-organised together with the Society for Philosophy of Time.

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