"Bergson traveled to London in 1908 and met there with William James, the Harvard philosopher who was Bergson's senior by seventeen years, and who was instrumental in calling the attention of the Anglo-American public to the work of the French professor.
The two became great friends. James's impression of Bergson is given in his Letter (to Theodore Flournoy) under date of 4 October 1908 :
"So modest and unpretending a man but such a genius intellectually ! I have the strongest suspicions that the tendency which he has brought to a focus, will end by prevailing, and that the present epoch will be a sort of turning point in the history of philosophy."
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William James - Letters 2
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