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The first title to launch a new series of books, Heretics. Mary Midgley is the doyenne of British moral philosophers. The book is a formidable critique of the use of Darwin's ideas in modern-day accounts of human motivation, most notably in the work of evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins.
Mary Midgley is one of the most respected moral philosophers of her generation and the author of many books including Beast and Man, Wickedness and The Myths we Live by. Her memoir, The Owl of Minerva, was published in 2005.
Table of Contents
Pseudo-Darwinism and social atomism
The background: egoism from Hobbes to R. D. Laing
The natural springs of morality
Coming to terms with reason
Darwin's new broom
The self's strange adventures
Conclusion: the wider perspective
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