Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson (October 18, 1859—January 4 1941) was a French philosopher who helped develop a branch of philosophy called process philosophy. Process philosophy encourages the use of immediate experiences and intuition to understand reality rather than using abstract rationalism and science. Bergson received a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927 "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented."