Emily Herring
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Ghent

Emily Herring is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Ghent in Belgium. She recently completed a PhD in 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 (2019).

Written by Emily Herring

A Catholic nun and a young Hispanic immigrant in Central Park, New York, 1976. Photo by Richard Kalvar/Magnum

Essay/
Thinkers and theories
Laughter is vital

For philosopher Henri Bergson, laughter solves a serious human conundrum: how to keep our minds and social lives elastic

Emily Herring

Crowds wait outside the entrance to the Académie Française for Henri Bergson to appear. Paris, 24 January 1918. From the Excelsior newspaper. Photo by Roger Violet/Topfoto

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