Gregory McElwain
The College Of Idaho
For over 40 years, Mary Midgley has been celebrated for the sensibility with which she approached some of the most challenging and pressing issues in philosophy. Her expansive corpus addresses such diverse topics as human nature, morality, animals and the environment, gender, science, and religion. While there are many threads that tie together this impressive plurality of topics, the thread of relationality unites much of Midgley's thought on human nature and morality. This paper explores Midgley's pursuit of a relational notion of the self and our connections to others, including animals and the natural world.
Keywords Mary Midgley  Relational  Animals  Environment  Morality
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DOI 10.1017/s1358246119000225
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The Case for Animal Rights.Tom Regan & Mary Midgley - 1986 - The Personalist Forum 2 (1):67-71.
Animal Liberation.Bill Puka & Peter Singer - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (4):557.
Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature.Mary Midgley - 1980 - Philosophy 55 (212):270-273.
Visions, Secular and Sacred.Mary Midgley - 1995 - Hastings Center Report 25 (5):20-27.

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