Einstein, Bergson, and the Experiment that Failed: Intellectual Cooperation at the League of Nations

@article{Canales2005EinsteinBA,
  title={Einstein, Bergson, and the Experiment that Failed: Intellectual Cooperation at the League of Nations},
  author={Jimena Canales},
  journal={MLN},
  year={2005},
  volume={120},
  pages={1168 - 1191}
}
On April 6, 1922, Henri Bergson and Albert Einstein met at the Societe francaise de philosophie in Paris to discuss the meaning of relativity. In the years that followed, the philosopher and the physicist became engaged in a bitter dispute.2 It is commonly asserted that during their confrontation Bergson lost to the young physicist; as subsequent commentators have insisted, Bergson made an essential mistake because he did not understand the physics of relativity.3 Their debate exemplified the… CONTINUE READING

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