Mary Midgley





Mary Midgley


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
September 12, 1919

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Mary Midgley is an English moral philosopher. She was a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Newcastle University and is known for her work on science, ethics and animal rights.

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We must find a new way of understanding human beings

The unlucky fact that our current form of mechanistic materialism rests on muddled, outdated notions of matter isn't often mentioned today. It's a mess that can be ignored for everyday scientific purposes, but for our wider thinking it is getting very destructive. We can't approach important mind-body topics such as consciousness or the origin...

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Beast and Man: The Roots of...

4.03 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1978 — 16 editions
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The Myths We Live by

3.79 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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RC Series Bundle: Evolution...

3.69 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1985 — 13 editions
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Wickedness

3.93 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1984 — 10 editions
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Science and Poetry

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Animals and Why They Matter

3.88 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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Science as Salvation: A Mod...

4.05 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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The Solitary Self: Darwin a...

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Are You an Illusion?

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Can't We Make Moral Judgeme...

3.84 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1990 — 6 editions
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“The symbolism of meat-eating is never neutral. To himself, the meat-eater seems to be eating life. To the vegetarian, he seems to be eating death. There is a kind of gestalt-shift between the two positions which makes it hard to change, and hard to raise questions on the matter at all without becoming embattled.”
Mary Midgley, Animals and Why They Matter

“The trouble with human beings is not really that they love themselves too much; they ought to love themselves more. The trouble is simply that they don’t love others enough.

"The End of Anthropocentrism?”
Mary Midgley

“Hubris calls for nemesis, and in one form or another it's going to get it, not as a punishment from outside but as the completion of a pattern already started.”
Mary Midgley, The Myths We Live by



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