Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Henri Bergson, 28 October, Rupert Sheldrake and David Lorimer in dialogue

MIND, TIME and EVOLUTION - A Celebration of Henri Bergson (1859-1941)

Rupert Sheldrake and David Lorimer in dialogue

Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London W14, Wednesday 28th October, 2009, 7-9 pm

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the French philosopher Henri Bergson, we are staging a dialogue to discuss his ideas and their importance for our time. Bergson was the most famous French philosopher of his epoch, a Member of the Academie Française and a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He made significant contributions to evolutionary theory with his idea of élan vital (Creative Evolution) and to philosophy of mind with his notion of the brain as the organ of attention to life, which channelled rather than generated consciousness (Matter and Memory).