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The Women Are Up to Something

The Women Are Up to Something

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  • Authors: Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb
  • File Size: 10 MB
  • Format: PDF / EPUB
  • Paperback: 604 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: English
  • Categories: Society, Politics & Philosophy - Renaissance & Modern Philosophy
  • Year         : 2021
  • ISBN-10:  0197541070
  • ISBN-13:  9780197541074

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The story of four remarkable women who shaped the intellectual history of the 20th century: Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch. On the cusp of the Second World War, four women went to Oxford to begin their studies: a fiercely brilliant Catholic convert; a daughter of privilege longing to escape her stifling upbringing; an ardent Communist and aspiring novelist with a list of would-be lovers as long as her arm; and a quiet, messy lover of newts and mice who would become a great public intellectual of our time. They became lifelong friends. At the time, only a handful of women had ever made lives in philosophy. But when Oxford's men were drafted in the war, everything changed. As Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch labored to make a place for themselves in a male-dominated world, as they made friendships and families, and as they drifted toward and away from each other, they never stopped insisting that...

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