Mary Midgley and Why She Matters
Gregory McElwain (The College of Idaho), Ellie Robson, Panayiota Vassilopoulou (University of Liverpool)

March 24, 2020, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Forum for Philosophy

Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom


London School of Economics

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A fierce opponent of the over-reach of science and a lifelong advocate of the humanities, Mary Midgley’s writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, science, and the natural world. In all of these areas, she appealed to a philosophy that is humble and attentive, and connected philosophical thought to lived experience. Join us to celebrate Midgley’s life, work, and legacy, and ask what can she teach us about how to live.


  • Gregory McElwain, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The College of Idaho
  • Ellie Robson, Doctoral Researcher in Philosophy, Birkbeck
  • Panayiota Vassilopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool


  • Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL

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