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Summary of the Book 'A New Philosophy Henri Bergson':
A New Philosophy Henri Bergson by Edouard Le Roy. Underneath and beyond the method you have caught the intention and the spirit states Bergson in a letter to the translator.
Excerpts from the Book 'A New Philosophy Henri Bergson':
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