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Metaphysical animals : how four women brought philosophy back to life  Cover Image Book Book

Metaphysical animals : how four women brought philosophy back to life / Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman.

Mac Cumhaill, Clare, (author.). Wiseman, Rachael, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385545709
  • ISBN: 0385545703
  • Physical Description: xv, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Mr Truman's degree, Oxford, May 1956 -- On probation, Oxford, October 1938-September 1939 -- Learning in wartime, Oxford, September 1939-June 1942 -- Disorder and hardship, Cambridge & London, June 1942-August 1945 -- Park Town, Oxford, Brussels, Graz, Cambridge & Chiswick, September 1945-August 1947 -- A joint 'No!', Oxford & Cambridge, October 1947-July 1948 -- Back to life, Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin & Vienna, October 1948-January 1951 -- Metaphysical animals, Newcastle & Oxford, May 1950-February 1955 -- Epilogue: Mr Truman's degree, again, Oxford, May 1956 -- Afterwards.
Summary, etc.:
"A vibrant portrait of four college friends-Iris Murdoch, Philippa Foot, Elizabeth Anscombe, and Mary Midgley-who formed a new philosophical tradition while Oxford's men were away at war"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Murdoch, Iris > Friends and associates.
Foot, Philippa > Friends and associates.
Anscombe, G. E. M. (Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret) > Friends and associates.
Midgley, Mary, 1919-2018 > Friends and associates.
Women philosophers > England.
Great Britain.
Genre: Biography

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 192 MACCUMHAILL 2022 (Text) 0001002415048 Nonfiction New On holds shelf -

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