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

These pages explore the contribution of a remarkable group of philosophers who met as young women at Oxford University during World War II.

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‘Rings and Books’ by Mary Midgley

Midgley wrote this essay in the mid-1950s for BBC radio. In her memoir The Owl of Minerva, she recalls: “I wrote it because I had suddenly been struck by the fact that nearly all the famous philosophers whose lives we know about were lifelong bachelors...

Iris Murdoch lifeline

We’ve done our best to make sure this lifeline is accurate and complete. Please let us know if you spot any errors or omissions.   Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)   1919 (15 July) Born in Phibsborough, Ireland, to...

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