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November 30th, 2020

Mary Midgley and Why She Matters

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Forum for Philosophy

November 30th, 2020

Mary Midgley and Why She Matters

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Gregory McElwain/ Ellie Robson/ Panayiota Vassilopoulou

 


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A fierce opponent of the over-reach of science and a lifelong advocate of the humanities, Mary Midgley’s writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, science, and the natural world. In all of these areas, she appealed to a philosophy that is humble and attentive, connecting philosophical thought to lived experience. Join Gregory McElwain, Ellie Robson, and Panayiota Vassilopoulou to celebrate Midgley’s life, work, and legacy, and ask what can she teach us about how to live.

 

Speakers
Gregory McElwain
Associate Professor of Philosophy, The College of Idaho
Ellie Robson
Doctoral Researcher in Philosophy, Birkbeck
Panayiota Vassilopoulou
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool

 

Chair
Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

Co-sponsored by the British Society for the History of Philosophy

 

Recorded on 17 November 2020

 

 


 

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