Metaphysical Animals How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life

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<p><b>WINNER OF THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN<br>AN <i>IRISH TIMES </i>BOOK OF THE YEAR<br>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW </i>NOTABLE BOOK</b><br><b>A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD</b><br><br><br><i>Elizabeth Anscombe:</i> defiantly brilliant, chain-smoking, trouser-wearing Catholic and (eventual) mother of seven.<br><br><i>Philippa Foot:</i> pathalogically discreet, quietly rebellious granddaughter of a US president.<br><br><i>Mary Midgley:</i> witty scholar and careful observer of humans and animals alike.<br><br><i>Iris Murdoch:</i> aspiring novelist and Francophile with the power to seduce (almost) anyone.<br><br><br>Written with expertise and flair, <i>Metaphysical Animals</i> is a vivid portrait of the endeavours and achievements of these four remarkable women. As undergraduates at Oxford during the Second World War, they shared ideas (as well as shoes, sofas and lovers). From the disorder and despair of war, they went on to breathe new life into philosophy, creating a radically fresh way of thinking about freedom, reality and human goodness that is there for us today.<br><br><br><b>'Evocative and sparkling' <i>New York Times</i><br><br>'A triumph' <i>Mail on Sunday</i></b></p>

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Book information

ISBN: 9781529112184
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 192
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2062
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 292g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 32mm