The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics Audiobook, by Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb Play Audiobook Sample

The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics Audiobook

The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics Audiobook, by Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Michael Butler Murray Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 13.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 10.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798765035085

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

7

Longest Chapter Length:

44:29 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:40 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

23:11 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

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 some lives are better than others. They argued that courage and discernment and justice—and love—are the heart of a good life.

This book presents the first sustained engagement with these women's contributions: with the critique and the alternative they framed. Drawing on a cluster of recently opened archives and extensive correspondence and interviews with those who knew them best, Benjamin Lipscomb traces the lives and ideas of four friends who gave us a better way to think about ethics, and ourselves.

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About Michael Butler Murray

Michael Butler Murray is an audiobook narrator as well as an actor and producer known for Jersey Boys, Frontera, The Day of the Grackle, and iCarly: iGo to Japan.