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Owl of Minerva A Memoir

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ISBN-10: 0415371392

ISBN-13: 9780415371391

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mary Midgley

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One of the UKs 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 Marys 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 swathe through the arid landscape of 1950s British Philosophy, writing and arguing about the grand themes of character, beauty and the meaning of rudeness. The mother of three children, her…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.46" wide x 8.54" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Jack Zipes was formerly Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. An acclaimed translator and scholar of children's literature and culture, his most recent books include Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller and Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children, both published by Routledge.Mary Midgley is a moral philosopher and the author of many books including Wickedness , Evolution as a Religion , Beast and Man and Science and Poetry . All are published in Routledge Classics.

Foreword: Light, Darkness and Owls
Early Days, 1924-3?
Greenford Rectory Starting School
Moving On Greenford Growing Parental Activities
Other Scrutton Relatives
More Relatives - The Hays
Ladies and Non-Ladies
Ancestors?
Thomas Urquhart and the Universal Language
Early Scruttons
The Lord Justice
At Downe House School, 1932-3?
The Place Learning This And That Attending to History
Collingwood A World Apart
At Oxford, 1938-4?
Preparations First Impressions Marxist Dreams Studying the Classics
A Changing World
Life in Wartime
Marxism in Decline
Starting Greats
The Philosophical Scene
What is Empiricism?
Gender Queries
What Iris Said
Wartime Jobs, 1942-4?
In The Civil Service Interlude at Downe At Bedford School
In Oxford Again, 1945-?
On Boar's Hill Winter Interlude
Not Doing the
At Reading, 1949-5?
Dialectical Difficulties
At Newcastle, 1950-200?
Settling In Journalistic Ploys Newcastle University
The Philosophy Department
Writing About Beasts And Other Things
Family Movements
Geoff's Activities
Darker Weather
Survival Strategies