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  • Science and Poetryby Mary Midgley

    RoutledgeFalmer 2000; US$ 14.95

    A much needed and clear investigation of why and how science has so powerfully shaped the way we understand ourselves, our behaviour towards others and our place in the world. With her customary sharp insight and clear prose, renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgely criticises our 17th century inheritance of breaking the world up into small parts... more...

  • Evolution as a Religionby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 20.95

    According to a profile in The Guardian , Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Considered one of Britain's finest philosophers, Midgley exposes the illogical logic of poor doctrines that shelter themselves behind the prestige... more...

  • The Myths We Live Byby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 21.95

    Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book that, far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. more...

  • The Myths We Live Byby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 29.95

    Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest particular ways of interpreting the world. more...

  • Science and Poetryby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.95

    Crude materialism, reduction of mind to body, extreme individualism. All products of a 17th century scientific inheritance which looks at the parts of our existence at the expense of the whole. Cutting through myths of scientific omnipotence, Mary Midgley explores how this inheritance has so powerfully shaped the way we are, and the problems it has... more...

  • Earthy Realismby Mary Midgley

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 10.49

    GAIA, named after the ancient Greek mother-goddess, is the notion that the Earth and the life on it form an active, self-maintaining whole. By its use of personification it attacks the view that the physical world is inert and lifeless. It has a scientific side, as shown by the new university departments of earth science which bring biology and geology... more...

  • The Ethical Primateby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95

    In The Ethical Primate , Mary Midgley, 'one of the sharpest critical pens in the West' according to the Times Literary Supplement , addresses the fundamental question of human freedom. Scientists and philosophers have found it difficult to understand how each human-being can be a living part of the natural world and still be free. Midgley explores... more...

  • Utopias, Dolphins and Computersby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95

    Why do the big philosophical questions so often strike us as far-fetched and little to with everyday life? Mary Midgley shows that it need not be that way; she shows that there is a need for philosophy in the real world. Her popularity as one of our foremost philosophers is based on a no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach to fundamental human problems,... more...

  • Owl of Minervaby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 27.95

    One of the UK's foremost moral philosophers, Mary Midgley recounts her remarkable story in this elegiac and moving account of friendships found and lost, bitter philosophical battles and of a profound love of teaching. In spite of her many books and public profile, little is known about Mary's life. Part of a famous generation of women philosophers... more...

  • Wisdom, Information and Wonderby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    In this book one of Britain's leading philosophers tackles a question at the root of our civilisation: What is knowledge for? Midgley rejects the fragmentary and specialized way in which information is conveyed in the high-tech world, and criticizes conceptions of philosophy that support this mode of thinking. more...