Professor Mary Midgley served as Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Newcastle University. She has written extensively about science, ethics, and animal rights. Her books include Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature, Heart and Mind: The Varieties of Moral Experience, Animals and Why they Matter, Wickedness, and The Ethical Primate: Humans, Freedom and Morality.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- On Not Needing to be Omnipotent
A response to “What does it mean to be human?”
- On Being an Anthrozoon
From Minding Nature’s September 2012, Volume 5, Number 2 issue.
- The Solitary Self
In this book, Mary Midgley explores the nature of our moral constitution to challenges the view that reduces human motivation to self-interest.