The Essential Mary Midgley (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Essential Mary Midgley This introduction to a revered philosopher and writer incorporates excerpts from her books, including her most recent work, 'The Myths We Live By'. Topics discussed include the roots of human nature and reason and imagination.
- Published: 10 September 2005
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415346429 ISBN 10: 0415346428
- Sales rank: 277,318
Full description for The Essential Mary Midgley
Feared and admired in equal measure, Mary Midgley has carefully yet profoundly challenged many of the scientific and moral orthodoxies of the twentieth century. The Essential Mary Midgley collects for the first time the very best of this famous philosopher's work, described by the Financial Times as 'common sense philosophy of the highest order'. This unrivalled introduction to a great philosopher and brilliant writer incorporates carefully selected excerpts from Mary Midgley's bestselling books, including Wickedness, Beast and Man, Science and Poetry, and The Myths We Live By. With a specially written foreword by James Lovelock, this classic text presents a superb and eminently readable insight into questions she has returned to time and again in her renowned sharp prose. This anthology discusses major topics, such as the roots of human nature, reason and imagination, the myths of science and the importance of holism in thinking about science and the environment.