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Andrea Boudin
University College Dublin
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A book review of Mary Midgley’s last book ‘What is Philosophy for?’, in which Midgley frames the role, scope and limitations of philosophy as an academic discipline, and sets philosophy into relation with contemporary problems of scientific research, such as scientism and its context-blindness, mythicism in regard to the mind/matter problem and hubristic claims about the exhaustiveness of a materialistic worldview.
Keywords Materialism  Scientism  Worldviews
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Reprint years 2020
DOI 10.1007/s10677-020-10069-0
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