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

November 17, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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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, connecting 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, Royal Holloway, University of London


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