In Parenthesis is a Research Centre that supports scholarly work, philosophical engagement and projects on the Wartime Quartet of Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley and Iris Murdoch as well as connected figures such as Dorothy Emmet, Donald MacKinnon, Julius Kovesi and Heinz Cassirer. We are bringing to light an alternative stream of metaphysical and moral thinking in twentieth century philosophy and mapping its legacy today.

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You can join our network to connect with other researchers, scholars and readers. We hope this will foster new links and insight, facilitate sharing of expertise, and promote intergenerational philosophical collaboration.

The network website includes historical maps of Oxford, Cambridge and London that plot events from Metaphysical Animals and an audio walking tour of Oxford.

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