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Feared and fashionable in equivalent degree, Mary Midgley has conscientiously but profoundly challenged a number of the medical and ethical orthodoxies of the 20th century. The crucial Mary Midgley collects for the 1st time the superior of this well-known philosopher's paintings, defined through the Financial Times as 'common experience philosophy of the top order'.

This unrivalled advent to an outstanding thinker and marvelous author comprises conscientiously chosen excerpts from Mary Midgley's bestselling books, together with Wickedness, Beast and Man, Science and Poetry, and The Myths we are living By. With a specifically written foreword by means of James Lovelock, this vintage textual content offers a good and eminently readable perception into questions she has lower back to repeatedly in her popular sharp prose. This anthology discusses significant subject matters, corresponding to the roots of human nature, cause and mind's eye, the myths of technology and the significance of holism in brooding about technological know-how and the surroundings.

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