Mary Midgley, Covid-19, and That Beastly Illusion [Book Review]

Berlin Review of Books 8 (2020)
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Abstract

The article provides a short overview of some major topics in Midgley's work like animal rights, the relationship of science and art (especially poetry), and the place of normative ethics in both public and private life. Midgley was an influential promoter of taking animal rights seriously, she deflated overblown claims of several famous science popularisers like Dawkins, and argued for the importance of participating in public life actively.

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István Zárdai
Keio University

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