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  1. Mary Midgley (forthcoming). Biotechnology And. Hastings Center Report.
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  2. Mary Midgley (forthcoming). Philosophizing Out in the World. Social Research.
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  3. Mary Midgley (2012). Death and the Human Animal. Philosophy Now 89:10-13.
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  4. Mary Midgley (2012). Wickedness-An Open Debate: Responses and Replies. The Philosophers' Magazine 56.
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  5. Mary Midgley (2011). Classifications in Contexts. Zygon 46 (1).
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  6. Mary Midgley (2011). Darwinism, Purpose and Meaning. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 68:193-201.
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  7. Mary Midgley (2011). The Mythology of Selfishness. The Philosophers' Magazine 53:35-45.
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  8. Mary Midgley (2011). Why The Idea Of Purpose Won't Go Away. Philosophy 86 (04):545-561.
    Biologists' current habit of explaining each feature of human life separately through its evolutionary function — its assumed tendency to enhance each individual's reproductive prospects — is unworkable. It also sits oddly with these scientists' official rejection of teleology, since it treats all life as a process which does have an aim, namely, to perpetuate itself. But that aim is empty because it is circular. If we want to understand the behaviour of living things (including humans) we have to treat (...)
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  9. Mary Midgley (2009). Love and its Disappointment. Philosophy Now 75:42-42.
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  10. Mary Midgley (2009). Purpose, Meaning and Darwinism. Philosophy Now 71:16-19.
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  11. Mary Midgley (2007). A Plague on Both Their Houses. Philosophy Now 64:26-27.
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  12. Mary Midgley (2007). Owl of Minerva: A Memoir. Routledge.
    One of the UK’s foremost living 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 that includes Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Warnock and Iris Murdoch, Midgley tells us in vivid and humorous fashion how they cut a (...)
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  13. Mary Midgley (2007). What Do We Mean by Security? Philosophy Now 61:12-15.
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  14. Mary Midgley (2006). Dover Beach Revisited. Think 4 (12):69-74.
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  15. Mary Midgley (2006). Dover Beach: Understanding the Pains of Bereavement. Philosophy 81 (2):209-230.
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  16. Mary Midgley (2006). Editorial Introduction. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (5):8-16.
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  17. Mary Midgley (2005). Souls, Minds, Bodies and Planets. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 80 (56):7-.
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  18. Mary Midgley (2005). The Essential Mary Midgley. Routledge.
    Feared and admired in equal measure, Mary Midgely 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 "commonsense philosophy of the highest order." This anthology includes carefully chosen selections from her best-selling books, including Wickedness, Beast and Man, Science and Poetry and The Myths We Live By . It provides a (...)
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  19. Mary Midgley (2005). The Owl of Minerva: A Memoir. Routledge.
    "Charming, interesting, thought-provoking and a great read." Rosalind Hursthouse The daughter of a pacifist rector who answered "No!" when his congregation asked him "Is everything in the bible true?", perhaps Mary Midgley was destined to become a philosopher. Yet few would have thought this inquisitive, untidy, nature-loving child would become "one of the sharpest critical pens in the west." This is her remarkable story. Probably the only philosopher to have been in Vienna on the eve of its invasion by Nazi (...)
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  20. Mary Midgley (2004). Zombies Can't Concentrate. Philosophy Now 44:24-25.
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  21. Mary Midgley (2003). Heart and Mind: The Varieties of Moral Experience. Routledge.
    With a new introduction by the author. It is a book of superb spirit and style, more entertaining than a work of philosophy has any right to be.’ – Times Literary Supplement. Throughout our lives we are making moral choices. Some decisions simply direct our everyday comings and goings; others affect our individual destinies. How do we make those choices? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from, and how can we make more informed decisions? In clear, entertaining (...)
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  22. Mary Midgley (2003). News Hound. The Philosophers' Magazine 21:6.
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  23. Mary Midgley (2003/2011). The Myths We Live By. Routledge.
    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.
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  24. Mary Midgley (2002). Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears. Routledge.
    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 of science. Always at home when taking on the high priests of evolutionary theory - Dawkins, Wilson and their acolytes - she has famously described evolution (...)
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  25. Mary Midgley (2002). How Real Are You? Think 1 (2):35.
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  26. Mary Midgley (2002). Pluralism. Philosophy Now 35:10-11.
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  27. Mary Midgley (2001). Heaven and Earth. Philosophy Now 34:18-21.
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  28. Mary Midgley (2001/2006). Science and Poetry. Routledge.
    "Midgley writes perceptively -- and beautifully -- about many things. But, in the end, it is the poetry, including the poetry of Midgley's prose, that makes the book worth reading." --Philip Clayton, Nature Science, according to the received wisdom of the day, can in the end answer any question we choose to put to it -- even the most fundamental questions about ourselves, our behavior and our cultures. Many go as far as to claim that science is all we need (...)
     
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  29. Mary Midgley (2000). Alchemy Revived. Hastings Center Report 30 (2):41-43.
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  30. Mary Midgley (2000). Biotechnology and Monstrosity: Why We Should Pay Attention to the “Yuk Factor”. Hastings Center Report 30 (5):7-15.
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  31. Mary Midgley, David Papineau, Raymond Tallis, Lewis Wolpert & Anja Steinbauer (2000). Round Table: Science Vs Philosophy? Philosophy Now 27:34-38.
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  32. Mary Midgley (1999). Being Scientific About Our Selves. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (4):85-98.
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  33. Mary Midgley (1999). Determinism, Omniscience, and the Multiplicity of Explanations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):900-901.
    Complete determinism is, as Karl Popper said, “a daydream of omniscience.” Determinism is usually conceived as linked with a particular science whose explanations are deemed fundamental. As Rose rightly points out, biological enquiry includes many different kinds of question. Genetic determinism, making genes central to biology, is therefore biased and misguided. The crucial unit must be the whole organism. Correspondence:c1 IA Collingwood Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne NE2 2JP, United Kingdom mbm@coll1a.demon.co.uk.
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  34. Mary Midgley (1999). Midgley on Murdoch. The Philosophers' Magazine 7:45-46.
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  35. Mary Midgley (1999). Should We Let Them Go. In Francine L. Dolins (ed.), Attitudes to Animals: Views in Animal Welfare. Cambridge University Press. 152--63.
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  36. Mary Midgley (1999). The Origins of Don Giovanni. Philosophy Now 25:32-34.
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  37. Mary Midgley (1998). Book Notices-Utopias, Dolphins and Computers. Problems in Philosophical Plumbing. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 20 (3):378-378.
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  38. Mary Midgley (1998). Putting Ourselves Together Again. In J. Cornwell (ed.), Consciousness and Human Identity. Oxford University Press. 160.
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  39. Mary Midgley (1997). Contract Ethics; Evolutionary Biology and the Natural Sentiments By Kahane Howard Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland 1995, Pp. Xiii+142. Philosophy 72 (281):468-.
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  40. Mary Midgley (1997). Skimpole Unmasked. History of the Human Sciences 10 (4):92-96.
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  41. Mary Midgley & Judith Hughes (1997). Are Families Out of Date? In Hilde Lindemann (ed.), Feminism and Families. Routledge. 55--68.
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  42. Mary Midgley (1996). Can Education Be Moral? Res Publica 2 (1):77-85.
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  43. Mary Midgley (1996). One World, but a Big One. Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (5-6):500-514.
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  44. Mary Midgley (1996). Sustainability and Moral Pluralism. Ethics and the Environment 1 (1):41 - 54.
    Discussions of environmental ethics, and of applied ethics generally, easily produce a sense of unreality. But they are not a luxury. Faced with a new and monstrous predicament, we do need new thinking. Enlightenment morality, on which we still largely rely, has had enormous merits, but it strongly tends towards egoism and social atomism. This makes it hard for us to think, as we now must, about larger wholes.
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  45. Mary Midgley (1996). Utopias, Dolphins, and Computers: Problems in Philosophical Plumbing. Routledge.
    In Utopias, Dolphins and Computers Mary Midgley brings philosophy into the real world by using it to consider environmental, educational and gender issues. From "Freedom, Feminism and War" to "Artificial Intelligence and Creativity," this book searches for what is distorting our judgement and helps us to see more clearly the dramas which are unfolding in the world around us. Utopias, Dolphins and Computers aims to counter today's anti-intellectualism, not to mention philosophy's twentieth-century view of itself as futile. Mary Midgley explains (...)
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  46. Mary Midgley (1995/2002). Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature. Routledge.
    Philosophers have traditionally concentrated on the qualities that make human beings different from other species. In Beast and Man Mary Midgley, one of our foremost intellectuals, stresses continuities. What makes people tick? Largely, she asserts, the same things as animals. She tells us humans are rather more like other animals than we previously allowed ourselves to believe, and reminds us just how primitive we are in comparison to the sophistication of many animals. A veritable classic for our age, Beast and (...)
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  47. Mary Midgley (1995). Visions, Secular and Sacred. Hastings Center Report 25 (5):20-27.
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  48. Mary Midgley (1995). Zombies and the Turing Test. Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (4):351-352.
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  49. Mary Midgley (1994). Darwinism and Ethics'. In K. W. M. Fulford, Grant Gillett & Janet Martin Soskice (eds.), Medicine and Moral Reasoning. Cambridge University Press. 3--6.
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  50. Mary Midgley (1994). The End of Anthropocentrism? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 36:103-112.
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