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Calling young poets!

A year-long celebration of the philosophical vision of Mary Midgley

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The history of 20th century philosophy is still being written.

Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley and Iris Murdoch should be at the centre of that story.

Explore this website to find out about the contribution of this remarkable group of women, who met at Oxford University during World War II. 

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Metaphysical Animals: How four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life

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Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 and studied Classics at Sommerville College, Oxford (1937-42). During the war, she worked for the treasury in London and lived with Philippa Food. Afterwards she went to Austria for UNRRA,...

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