Fukuoka Meeting of the Global Bergsonism Research Project

 Henri Bergson, ca. 1920

2nd Online Meeting of the Global Bergsonism Research Project - East Asia : an online webinar – 12, 18, 19 November 2021 Fukuoka University, Japan

dans le cadre du projet CNRS IRN « Un chapitre dans l’histoire globale de la philosophie : Nouvelles perspectives sur le bergsonisme » coordonné par Caterina Zanfi


Of all the philosophies of the early 20th century, Bergsonism has known the widest diffusion, creating a true global intellectual movement, producing local interpretations and new semantizations of Bergson’s thought. The Global Bergsonism research project aims to produce, via local chapters, a global history of Bergsonism, considered as an emblematic case of philosophical transfer.

In November 2021 a webinar will be hosted by Fukuoka University, in synergy with the “Project Bergson in Japan” (PBJ) led by Japanese Bergsonian scholars, to focus on Bergson studies in the East Asian area.



Friday, November 12
Session 1 – 16:30-18:00 
Opening remarks : ABIKO Shin (Hosei University, Japan), Caterina ZANFI (CNRS, France)
Moderator : ABIKO Shin (Hosei University, Japan)
DENG Gang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 
“L’intuition, la vie et la spiritualité ou du bon usage du bergsonisme dans la philosophie chinoise“
HWANG Su-Young, Hongik University, Korea 
“L’introduction du bergsonisme en Corée et son développement actuel – Cas de Sue-Young-Hwang“


Break 30min.

Session 2 – 18:30-20:00
Moderator : Frédéric WORMS, École normale supérieure, Paris
SUGIMURA Yasuhiko, Kyoto University, Japan
“Transplanter le bergsonisme sur le ‘lieu du néant‘ : Bergson et ‘l’École de Kyoto‘“ 
Discussion : SUGIMURA Yasuhiko, HWANG Su-Young, and DENG Gang.

Break 1h30

Session 3 – 21:30-23:00
Moderator : Michel DALISSIER, Kanazawa University, Japan
Hisashi FUJITA, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan
“Bergson and Heidegger on schematism”
Margarita KARKAGIANNI, University of Athens, Greece
“The concept of memory in the philosophy of life : Bergson, Nietzsche and Benjamin”

Thursday, November 18
Session 1 – 16:30-18:00
Moderator : Emile KENMOGNE, Yaoundé-1 University, Cameroon
Anna KUSZMIRUK, (Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun)
“Empty space, abstract time : Bergsonian critique of scientism à propos new physical theory in 20th century “
Hisashi MATSUI, Chercheur postdoctoral Société japonaise pour la Promotion de la Science (JSPS)
“Henri Bergson le pragmatiste jamesien“

Break 30min.

Session 2 – 18:30-20:00
Moderator : Elie DURING, University Paris Nanterre
Mark REGO, Mackintosh School of Architecture, UK
“Duration in the Ontology of Japanese Architecture”
Thomas MICAL, (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand ?)
“Intensity and Duration as Threshold Architectural Revolutions”

Break 1h30

Session 3 – 21:30-23:00
Moderator : Leonard LAWLOR, Penn State University, USA
Tadashi YOSHINO, Kyoto University of the Arts, Japan
“Putnam and Bergson : On the Theory of Relativity”
Jeesun RHEE, Kangwon National University, Korea
“Bergson and Einstein : A New Perspective”

Friday, November 19
Session 1 – 16:30-18:00
Moderator : Tatsuya MURAYAMA, Tohoku University, Japan
Hirotaka HIRAGA(Rikkyo University)
“Sur le mysticisme de Bergson chez l’école Kyôto“
Morten E. JELBY, École normale supérieure, Paris
“La réduction bergsonienne : durée et intuition chez le premier Tanabe“

Break 1h30

Session 2 – 19:30-21:00
Moderator : M. Sait ÖZERVARLI , Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul
Alessandra CAMPO, University of L’Aquila
“Bergson’s accomplished mysticism and Nishida’s energeticism : an example of common (and Kantian) intuition”
Mohit ABROL, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
“Sympathizing with the Other’ : Locating Sympathy in the works of Bergson and Kitaro Nishida”
Closing remark : Yasushi HIRAI, Fukuoka University, Japan

The link to participate :


Meeting ID : 918 5434 0334
Passcode : XbWpp7

For any queries please contact Yasushi HIRAI, Fukuoka University, hiraiya@fukuoka-u.ac.jp adding « GBP2021 » to the object of your message.