Ansell-Pearson, Keith. Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual: Bergson and the Time of Life. New York: Routledge, 2001. Explores Bergson’s explosive insights into the idea of time.
Gunter, P. A. Y. Henri Bergson: A Bibliography. 2d rev. ed. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Press, 1986. A useful resource.
Hanna, Thomas, ed. The Bergsonian Heritage. New York: Columbia University Press, 1962. The eleven essays in this collection, drawn from a convention held at Hollins College to commemorate the centennial of Bergson’s birth, present assessments of Bergson’s impact on theological thought and on literature. Also contains reminiscences by people who knew him at the Sorbonne and the Collège de France.
Herman, Daniel J. The Philosophy of Henri Bergson. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1980. A book-length study of Bergson’s philosophy and life.
Kolakowski, Leszek. Bergson. South Bend, Ind.: St. Augustine’s Press, 2001. A concise overview of Bergson’s major ideas, written as an elementary introduction to his work for the general student.
Lacey, Alan R. Bergson. New York: Routledge, 1993. Surveys most of Bergson’s major writings with a focus on Bergson as a philosopher of process and change. Includes a bibliography and an index.
Maxwell, Donald R. The Abacus and the Rainbow: Bergson, Proust, and the Digital-Analogic Opposition. New York: Peter Lang, 1999. Provides insight into the similarities between Bergson’s philosophy and elements of the Proustian universe.
Moore, Francis C. T. Bergson: Thinking Backwards. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Brief and accessible exposition of the content and significance of Bergson’s most influential ideas.
Pilkington, Anthony Edward. Bergson and His Influence: A Reassessment. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1976. Presents an initial overview of Bergsonism, then devotes one chapter each to Bergson’s influence on Charles Péguy, Paul Valéry, Marcel Proust, and Julien Benda. The chapter on Benda contains interesting insights into Bergson’s theory of mobility.
Russell, Bertrand. The Philosophy of Bergson. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1914. Russell, more devoted to an undeviating scientific method than Bergson, looks with considerable skepticism on Bergson’s theories of knowledge and dependence on intuition in shaping arguments. He particularly questions Bergson’s Creative Evolution, in which the theory of the élan vital is fully expounded.