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Postcolonial Bergson

Souleymane Bachir Diagne


Henri Bergson has been the subject of keen interest within French philosophy ever since being championed by Gilles Deleuze and others. Yet his influence extends well beyond European philosophy, especially within Africa and South Asia. Postcolonial Bergson traces the influence of Bergson’s thought through the work of two major figures in the postcolonial struggle, Muhammad Iqbal and Léopold Sédar Senghor. Poets and statesmen as well as philosophers, both of these thinkers—the one Muslim and the other Catholic—played an essential political and intellectual role in the independence of their respe ... More

Keywords: African independence, Bergson, Henri, Iqbal, Muhammad, Islamic thought, Postcolonial studies, Senghor, Léopold Sédar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823285839
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823285839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, author
Columbia University