Science and Poetry (Routledge Classics) (Volume 102)

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Science, according to the received wisdom of the day, can answer any question we choose to put to it – even the most fundamental about ourselves, our behaviour and our cultures. But for Mary Midgley it can never be the whole story, as it cannot truly explain what it means to be human.

In this typically crusading work, universally acclaimed as a classic on first publication, she powerfully asserts her corrective view that without poetry (or literature, or music, or history, or even theology) we cannot hope to understand our humanity. In this remarkable book, the reader is struck by both the simplicity and power of her argument and the sheer pleasure of reading one of our most accessible philosophers.

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Mary Midgley is a popular moral philosopher and has been described by The Guardian as "the foremost scourge of scientific pretension in this country." She has recently completed her autobiography, The Owl of Minerva (Routledge, 2005).

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‘A fiercely combative philosopher ... our foremost scourge of scientific pretension.’ – The Guardian

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