Conversations: The Quartet, Intersections and Comparisons
5.1 A Moral Quartet
Dr. Rachael Wiseman and I have a conversation about how a concern for morality brought our four philosophers – Mary Midgley, Iris Murdoch, Philippa Foot, and Elizabeth Anscombe – together after World War II.
5.2 Female Philosophers – Feminists?
In this episode, I talk with Anne-Marie MacCallion about how our four women are connected to the philosophical projects of feminism.
5.3 Take a Look Outside (on Midgley and Murdoch)
Amber Donovan joins me to discuss connections between Mary Midgley’s and Iris Murdoch’s ideas about how we ought to think of ourselves in the world. Murdoch’s idea of unselfing encourages us to look out at the world and Midgley’s idea of Gaia helps us to see ourselves as part of a greater whole. How can we go about our lives with these two ideas in mind?
5.4 Thought Experiments (on Murdoch and Foot)
In this episode, we hear from two scholars – Jacquelyn Maxwell and Ana Barandalla – about thought experiments in the philosophies of Iris Murdoch and Philippa Foot.
5.5 A School of Their Own
Our four philosophers – Mary Midgley, Iris Murdoch, Philippa Foot, and Elizabeth Anscombe – can be considered as individuals or as a philosophical school. Anne-Marie MacCallion offers some points to consider when we talk about the Quartet as a school of thought.