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Emily Herring
PhD Candidate, University of Leeds

Emily Herring is a PhD candidate in the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. She is the co-editor of The Past, Present, and Future of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (forthcoming in 2019). 

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Essay/
Thinkers and theories
Henri Bergson, celebrity

Women loved Bergson’s philosophy of creativity, change and freedom, but their enthusiasm fuelled a backlash against him

Emily Herring