Book - Themes and reading

If you'd like to stage conversations with your class, book club or reading group, here are some suggested readings (thanks to Amber Donovan!)  - and of course, biscuits are mandatory! Please upload photos of yours to our Instagram using the hashtags #notesfromabiscuittin or #slowphilosophy.

Love

Midgley, M. (1994) The Ethical Primate
London: Routledge, Chapters 12 & 13 (p. 128-140)

Midgley, M. (2010) The Solitary Self
Durham: Acumen, p.61-62

The Self

Midgley, M. (2006) Science and Poetry
London: Routledge, Chapter 7 (p.111-121)

Midgley, M. (2014) Are You an Illusion?
Oxon: Routledge, Chapter 11 (p. 127-133)

Midgley, M. (2006) Science and Poetry
London: Routledge, p.200-205

Reason

Midgley, M. (2002) Beast and Man
London: Routledge, Chapter 11 (p.250-272)

Poetry

Midgley, M. (1992) ‘Philosophical Plumbing’
Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. 33: 139-151

Midgley, M. (2001) Science and Poetry
Oxon: Routledge, Introduction (p.1-19)

Midgley, M. and Hughes, J. (1983) Women’s Choices
London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited, p.72-95

Midgley, M. (2006) Science and Poetry 
London: Routledge, Chapters 3 & 4 (p. 51-79) OR p.51-7 & p.63-77

Holism

Midgley, M. (2018) What Is Philosophy For?
London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Chapters 1, 3 & 4 (p.3-6 & p.15-30)

Instinct

Midgley, M. (1981) Heart and Mind
Brighton: The Harvester Press Limited, Chapter 9 (p.151-66)

Naturalism

Midgley, M. (1981) Heart and Mind
Brighton: The Harvester Press Limited, p.15-33

Language

Midgley, M. (2001) Wisdom, Information and Wonder
Taylor and Francis e-library, Chapters 21 & 22 (p.217-38)

Beasts

Midgley, M. (2002) Beast and Man
London: Routledge, Chapter 2 (p.24-48)

Myth

Midgley, M. (1990) The Myths We Live By
London: Routledge

The Domestic

Midgley, M. and Hughes, J. (1983) Women’s Choices
London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited, p.167-84

OR

‘Rings and Books’, a rejected radio script, originally written in the mid-1950s
First published online at www.womeninparenthesis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/rings-and-books.pdf