Barlow, M. (1966) Henri Bergson, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
(Brief French biography which succeeds in integrating Bergson’s life and works.)
Barreau, H. (1973) ‘Bergson et Einstein: A propos de Durée et simultanéité’, Les Études bersoniennes
(Extended but accessible discussion, critical of Bergson.)
Berthelot, R. (1913) Un Romantisme utilitaire: étude sur le mouvement pragmatiste. Troisième partie. Un Pragmatisme psychologique; le pragmatisme partial de Bergson (A Utilitarian Romanticism: A Study of the Pragmatist Movement. Part 3: A Psychological Pragmatism; The Partial Pragmatism of Bergson), Paris: Alcan.
(Full and scholarly, though rather unsympathetic, treatment of Bergson and influences on him.)
Boudot, M. (1980) ‘L’Espace selon Bergson’ (Space According to Bergson), Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale
85 (3): 332–356.
(Mentioned in §2. Very hostile discussion, claiming, among other things, that the asymmetry Bergson sees between space and time is illusory.)
Čapek, M. (1971) Bergson and Modern Physics, Dordrecht: Reidel.
(Full and scholarly treatment of Bergson, going well beyond its title, but accessible. Much more sympathetic to Bergson than Berthelot.)
Čapek, M (1980) ‘Ce qui est vivant et ce qui est mort dans la critique bergsonienne de la rélativité’ (‘What is living and what is dead in Bergson’s critique of relativity’), Revue de synthèse
101 (99–100): 313–344.
(Sympathetic and accessible.)
Gale, R.M. (1973–4) ‘Bergson’s analysis of the concept of nothing’, The Modern Schoolman
(On a topic on which Bergson says some important things in chap. 4 of Creative Evolution, though not covered in this entry.)
Gunter, P.A.Y. (1974, 1986) Henri Bergson: A Bibliography, Bowling Green, OH: Philosophy Documentation Centre.
(Massive work with over 6,000 entries by and on Bergson, many with summaries, extensive in the case of Bergson’s main works.)
Heidsieck, F. (1957) Henri Bergson et la notion d’espace (Henri Bergson and the Notion of Space), Paris: Le Cercle du Livre.
(Influential in the rehabilitation of Bergson after the Second World War. See especially the discussion, with some technicalities, of Durée et simultanéité, claiming that Bergson was right in spirit, though not in letter.)
Husson, L. (1947) L’intellectualisme de Bergson, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
(Emphasizes that Bergson’s use of intuition does not imply that he was anti-intellectualist.)
Kolakowski, L. (1985) Bergson, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
(Brief elementary overview.)
Lacey, A.R. (1989) Bergson, London: Routledge.
(The book on which this entry is based. Confined to philosophy, not the history of ideas.)
Milet, J. (1974) Bergson et le calcul infinitésimal (Bergson and the Infinitesimal Calculus), Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
(Referred to in §2. Nontechnical discussion claiming Bergson saw the calculus as a means of dealing with duration, not as something limited to the ‘cinematographic’ method. See English résumé of his views in Papanicolaou and Gunter 1987.)
Moore, F.C.T. (1996) Bergson: Thinking Backwards, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(Good attempt to give brief and accessible expression to some of Bergson’s more difficult doctrines, and to bring out their significance.)
Mullarkey, J. (1998) The New Bergson, Manchester, Manchester University Press.
(Essays aimed at bringing out the contemporary relevance of Bergson in a wide variety of spheres.)
Papanicolaou, A.C. and Gunter, P.A.Y. (1987) Bergson and Modern Thought, Chur, Switzerland: Harvard Academic Publishers.
(Essays, sometimes technical, claiming Bergson anticipated elements of various modern scientific developments, which confirm many of his ideas.)