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  1. Are You an Illusion?

    By Mary Midgley

    Series: Heretics

    In Are You an Illusion? today’s scientific orthodoxy, which treats the self as nothing more than an elaborate illusion, comes under spirited attack. In an impassioned defence of the importance of our own thoughts, feelings and experiences, Mary Midgley shows that there’s much more to our selves...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Myths We Live By

    By Mary Midgley

    Series: Routledge Classics

    With a new Introduction by the author 'An elegant and sane little book. – The New Statesman Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self...

    Published April 4th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Solitary Self

    Darwin and the Selfish Gene

    By Mary Midgley

    Renowned philosopher Mary Midgley explores the nature of our moral constitution to challenge the view that reduces human motivation to self-interest. Midgley argues cogently and convincingly that simple, one-sided accounts of human motives, such as the 'selfish gene' tendency in recent...

    Published September 20th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Owl of Minerva

    A Memoir

    By Mary Midgley

    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...

    Published July 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  5. Science and Poetry

    By Mary Midgley

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Science, according to the received wisdom of the day, can answer any question we choose to put to it – even the most fundamental about ourselves, our behaviour and our cultures. But for Mary Midgley it can never be the whole story, as it cannot truly explain what it means to be human. In this...

    Published February 1st 2006 by Routledge

  6. The Myths We Live By

    By Mary Midgley

    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....

    Published June 10th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Heart and Mind

    The Varieties of Moral Experience, 3rd Edition

    By Mary Midgley, Mary Midgley

    Series: Routledge Classics

    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...

    Published February 6th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Beast and Man

    The Roots of Human Nature

    By Mary Midgley

    Series: Routledge Classics

    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...

    Published July 11th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Evolution as a Religion

    Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears, 2nd Edition

    By Mary Midgley

    Series: Routledge Classics

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 21st 2002 by Routledge

  10. Wickedness

    2nd Edition

    By Dr Mary Midgley, Mary Midgley

    Series: Routledge Classics

    To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. In Wickedness she sets out to delineate not so much the nature of wickedness as its actual sources. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real...

    Published May 18th 2001 by Routledge

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