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    The Essential Mary Midgley.Mary Midgley - 2005 - 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 (...)
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    On Being Terrestrial: Mary Midgley.Mary Midgley - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 17:79-91.
    We will start with a fable— There was once a creator who wanted to create free beings. The other creators, it seems, didn't share this ambition, indeed they thought his project was philosophically confused. They were well satisfied with their own worlds. But our creator sat down to work it out. ‘How will you even start?’ asked his friend D, the Doubter. ‘Well, I know what I won't do’, answered C. ‘I won't just give them an empty faculty named Desire, (...)
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    The Concept of Beastliness: Philosophy, Ethics and Animal Behaviour: Mary Midgley.Mary Midgley - 1973 - Philosophy 48 (184):111-135.
    Every age has its pet contradictions. Thirty years ago, we used to accept Marx and Freud together, and then wonder, like the chameleon on the tartan, why life was so confusing. Today there is similar trouble over the question whether there is, or is not, something called Human Nature. On the one hand, there has been an explosion of animal behaviour studies, and comparisons between animals and men have become immensely popular. People use evidence from animals to decide whether man (...)
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    Mary Midgley on Our Need for (Good) Philosophy.Ian James Kidd - 2018 - Women in Parenthesis.
    Mary Midgley argued that philosophy was a necessity, not a luxury. It's difficulties lie partly in the fact that, when doing it, we are struggling not only against the difficulty of the subject matter, but also certain tendencies within ourselves. I focus on two - one-way reductionism and myopic specialisation.
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  5. Mary Midgley: Philosopher of Human Nature and Imagination.István Zárdai - 2020 - PhilCul 5 (1):388-404.
    The paper provides a brief introduction to Midgley's person and work, and an overview of The Biscuit Tin memorial event-series in honor of Midgley.
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    The Essential Mary Midgley.David Midgley (ed.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    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 (...)
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    Mary Midgley: What is Philosophy For? [REVIEW]Andrea Boudin - 2020 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 23 (2):491-493.
    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.
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    Relationality in the Thought of Mary Midgley.Gregory S. McElwain - 2020 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 87:235-248.
    For over 40 years, Mary Midgley has been celebrated for the sensibility with which she approached some of the most challenging and pressing issues in philosophy. Her expansive corpus addresses such diverse topics as human nature, morality, animals and the environment, gender, science, and religion. While there are many threads that tie together this impressive plurality of topics, the thread of relationality unites much of Midgley's thought on human nature and morality. This paper explores Midgley's pursuit of (...)
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  9. Mary Midgley: An Introduction.Gregory McElwain - 2020 - London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic Press.
    For over 40 years, Mary Midgley made a forceful case for the relevance and importance of philosophy. With characteristic wit and wisdom, she drew special attention to the ways in which our thought influences our everyday lives. Her wide-ranging explorations of human nature and the self; our connections with animals and the natural world; and the complexities of morality, gender, science, and religion all contributed to her reputation as one of the most expansive and compelling moral philosophers of the (...)
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    Gregory S. McElwain, Mary Midgley: An Introduction.Benjamin Lipscomb - 2021 - Environmental Values 30 (3):390-392.
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    [Book Review] Utopias, Dolphins, and Computers, Problems in Philosophical Plumbing. [REVIEW]Midgley Mary - 1996 - In Stephen Everson (ed.), Ethics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 108--4.
  12. Mary Midgley, Utopias, Dolphins and Computers Reviewed By.Anne Philbrow - 1998 - Philosophy in Review 18 (2):127-129.
     
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  13. Mary Midgley, "Animals and Why They Matter". [REVIEW]Hugh Lehman - 1986 - Dialogue 25 (3):600.
     
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    Mary Midgley: What is Philosophy For?: London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Paperback (ISBN 978-1-350-05107-2) 17.90€. 223pp. [REVIEW]Andrea Boudin - 2020 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 23 (2):491-493.
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  15. Mary Midgley, Science as Salvation.G. Robinson - 1996 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 4:206-207.
  16. Mary Midgley, Wisdom, Information and Wonder Reviewed By.Patrick Mackenzie - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (4):149-152.
     
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  17. Mary Midgley, Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature Reviewed By.John Black - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (5):346-347.
     
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    Mary Midgley. Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears. Pp. Ix + 180.Peter Byrne - 1987 - Religious Studies 23 (2):300-302.
  19. Mary Midgley, Animals and Why They Matter Reviewed By.J. Baird Callicott - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5 (10):464-467.
     
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  20. Mary Midgley, Animals and Why They Matter. [REVIEW]J. Callicott - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5:464-467.
     
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    Mary Midgley. Science and Poetry. 207 Pp., Bibl., Index. London/New York: Routledge Publishing, 2001. $30.Robert Chianese - 2002 - Isis 93 (2):282-283.
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  22. Mary Midgley, Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay Reviewed By.Sheldon Wein - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (4):169-171.
     
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  23. Mary Midgley, Wickedness: A Philosophical Essay. [REVIEW]Sheldon Wein - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6:169-171.
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    Mary Midgley, Are You an Illusion? . Viii + 167, Price £12.99 Pb. [REVIEW]Guy Stock - 2015 - Philosophical Investigations 38 (1-2):155-158.
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  25. The Essential Mary Midgley.David Midgley (ed.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    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_, (...)
     
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    Mary Midgley , The Solitary Self: Darwin and the Selfish Gene . Reviewed By.Jeffery Nicholas - 2012 - Philosophy in Review 32 (3):205-210.
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  27. Mary Midgley, Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears. [REVIEW]A. Olding - 1987 - Philosophy in Review 7:74-76.
     
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  28. Mary Midgley, "Heart and Mind".Diané Collinson - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (133):410.
     
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    Mary Midgley, The Myths We Live By (London: Routledge, 2003).Pierre Cruse - 2004 - Think 2 (6):95-102.
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  30. Mary Midgley, Science and Poetry.J. Dance - 2001 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (8):87-87.
  31. Mary Midgley, Utopias, Dolphins and Computers: Problems of Philosophical Plumbing. [REVIEW]J. Dance - 1997 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 4 (3):283-283.
     
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    Rights, Moral Values and Natural Facts: A Reply to Mary Midgley on the Problem of Child-Abuse.David Archard - 1992 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 9 (1):99-104.
    Mary Midgley asserts that my argument concerning the problem of child-abuse was inappropriately framed in the language of rights, and neglected certain pertinent natural facts. I defend the view that the use of rights-talk was both apposite and did not misrepresent the moral problem in question. I assess the status and character of the natural facts Midgley adduces in criticism of my case, concluding that they do not obviously establish the conclusions she believes they do. Finally I briefly (...)
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    Critical Review of Mary Midgley's Intelligent Design Theory and Other Ideological Problems.Nicholas Everitt - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 48 (4):665-674.
    Mary Midgley's pamphlet Intelligent Design Theory and Other Ideological Problems has been a widely read contribution to discussions of the place of creationism in schools. In this critique of her account, I outline Midgley's view of the relations between science and religion, her claims about what material can legitimately appear in science lessons, and her account of the nature of religion. I argue that she is mistaken in all three areas, and show that her most plausible reply to (...)
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  34. Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature.Mary Midgley - 1978 - 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 (...)
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  35. Wickedness.Dr Mary Midgley & Mary Midgley - 2001 - Routledge.
    To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity.
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    Evolution as a Religion: Mary Midgley's Hopes and Fears.Anthony O'Hear - 2020 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 87:263-277.
    This paper considers Mary Midgley's views on evolution, especially as developed in her book Evolution as a Religion. In this she continues the critical campaign she waged against Dawkins’ notion of the selfish gene, but broadens her attack out to encompass many other thinkers, who are predicting dramatic and revolutionary futures for humanity, based supposedly on what evolutionary science tells us. Midgley argues that no such conclusions are scientifically warranted – hence evolution as a religion. Her own attempts (...)
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  37. Wickedness.Dr Mary Midgley & Mary Midgley - 2001 - Routledge.
    To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This is not however a blanket acceptance of evil. Out of this dark journey she returns with an offering to us: an understanding of human nature that enhances our very humanity.
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    ‘Removing the Barriers’: Mary Midgley on Concern for Animals.David E. Cooper - 2020 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 87:249-262.
    This paper focuses on Mary Midgley's influential discussions, over more than thirty years, of the relationship between human beings and animals, in particular on her concern to ‘remove the barriers’ that stand in the way of proper understanding and treatment of animals. These barriers, she demonstrates, have been erected by animal science, epistemology and mainstream moral philosophy alike. In each case, she argues, our attitudes to animals are warped by approaches that are at once excessively abstract, over-theoretical and guilty (...)
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    The Myths We Live By.Mary Midgley - 2003 - 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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  40. Animals and Why They Matter.Mary Midgley - 1983 - University of Georgia Press.
    Whether considering vegetarianism, women's rights, or the "humanity" of pets, this book goes to the heart of the question of why all animals matter.
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    Wisdom, Information, and Wonder: What is Knowledge For?Mary Midgley - 1989 - Routledge.
    InWisdom, Information and Wonder, Mary Midgley tackles the question at the root of our civilization: What is knowledge for?
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    Dial P for Philosophy (Review of Mary Midgley's Utopias, Dolphins and Computers.). [REVIEW]Ray Scott Percival - 1997 - New Scientist (2066).
    Mary Midgley's book Utopias, Dolphins and Computers will be needed to recharge our more philosophical approach to life as new problems present themselves to humanity at an accelerated rate. The most dangerous attitude to these challenges, Midgley argues, is an anti-intellectualism that fails to see that all approaches presuppose tacit or hidden assumptions, that is a philosophy. One part of our tacit philosophy that is now breaking up is the social contract, according to Mary Midgley in Utopias, (...)
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    Review of Mary Midgley's Animals and Why They Matter. [REVIEW]Donald Vandeveer - 1986 - Between the Species 2 (3):19.
  44. Response to Mary Midgley'S'criticizing the Cosmos'.Silvia Volker - 2003 - In Willem B. Drees (ed.), Is Nature Ever Evil?: Religion, Science, and Value. Routledge. pp. 100--27.
     
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    The Ethical Primate. Anthony Freeman in Discussion with Mary Midgley.M. Midgley & A. Freeman - 1995 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (1):67-75.
    [opening paragraph}: The latest book by moral philosopher Mary Midgley prompted Anthony Freeman to consider some of the cultural and ethical aspects of consciousness and to discuss them with the author. What have ethics to do with consciousness? First, it is consciousness that makes morality possible. Second, neither subject fits comfortably into currently popular reductive schemes. As a consequence both have tended to be isolated in a ghetto, shut off from the rest of the intellectual scene. So believes Mary (...)
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    Review of Mary Midgley, 'The Myths We Live By'. [REVIEW]Julia Tanney - unknown
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  47. Womens' Choices" by Mary Midgley and Judith Hughes. [REVIEW]Gail Tulloch - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64:141.
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    Mary Midgley, Utopias, Dolphins, and Computers: Problems of Philosophical Plumbing:Utopias, Dolphins, and Computers: Problems of Philosophical Plumbing.Michael Philips - 1998 - Ethics 108 (4):813-814.
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    The Ethical Primate: Humans, Freedom, and Morality.Mary Midgley - 1994 - Routledge.
    In The Ethical Primate , Mary Midgley, 'one of the sharpest critical pens in the West' according to the Times Literary Supplement , addresses the fundamental question of human freedom. Scientists and philosophers have found it difficult to understand how each human-being can be a living part of the natural world and still be free. Midgley explores their responses to this seeming paradox and argues that our evolutionary origin explains both why and how human freedom and morality have (...)
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    Ian James Kidd and Liz McKinnell , Science and the Self: Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley.Marion Hourdequin - 2017 - Environmental Values 26 (1):114-116.
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