By David Midgley,James Lovelock
This unrivalled advent to an exceptional thinker and impressive author comprises conscientiously chosen excerpts from Mary Midgley's bestselling books, together with Wickedness, Beast and Man, Science and Poetry, and The Myths we are living By. With a especially written foreword through James Lovelock, this vintage textual content offers a great and eminently readable perception into questions she has back to many times in her popular sharp prose. This anthology discusses significant themes, akin to the roots of human nature, cause and mind's eye, the myths of technological know-how and the significance of holism in puzzling over technological know-how and the environment.
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The Essential Mary Midgley by David Midgley,James Lovelock