Mary Midgley

1919 - 2018

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Mary Beatrice Midgley (née Scrutton; 13 September 1919 – 10 October 2018) was a British philosopher. A senior lecturer in philosophy at Newcastle University, she was known for her work on science, ethics and animal rights. She wrote her first book, Beast And Man (1978), when she was in her fifties, and went on to write over 15 more, including Animals and Why They Matter (1983), Wickedness (1984), The Ethical Primate (1994), Evolution as a Religion (1985), and Science as Salvation (1992). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Midgley has received more than 219,046 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mary Midgley is the 1,069th most popular philosopher, the 4,624th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 86th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Mary Midgley ranks 1,069 out of 1,089Before her are Peter Kreeft, Susan Haack, Leonard Peikoff, Yuval Steinitz, Dugald Stewart, and Cornel West. After her are Patricia Hill Collins, Richard David Precht, Richard Crashaw, Walter Kaufmann, R. C. Sproul, and Will Kymlicka.

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Among people born in 1919, Mary Midgley ranks 262Before her are Roy Cochran, Ernie Kovacs, Tim Holt, Marge Champion, Phyllis Thaxter, and Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar. After her are Betty Garrett, Kitty Wells, George Avakian, Marie Windsor, Alexander Courage, and Alla Rakha. Among people deceased in 2018, Mary Midgley ranks 412Before her are Viktor Matviyenko, Pierre Pincemaille, Dick Quax, Asma Jahangir, Andrzej Fischer, and Olivia Cole. After her are Vanessa Marquez, Kate Spade, Charles Vinci, Soslan Andiyev, Kuldip Nayar, and Jānis Bojārs.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Midgley ranks 4,624 out of 6,924Before her are Sophie Okonedo (1968), Coventry Patmore (1823), Lilian Bond (1908), Sandy Powell (1960), Joyce Cary (1888), and Frank Bruno (1961). After her are Lindsay Hoyle (1957), Louise Lombard (1970), Audrey Williamson (1926), Joe Meek (1929), Toby Regbo (1991), and Alex Kapranos (1972).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Mary Midgley ranks 86Before her are C. H. Dodd (1884), J. J. C. Smart (1920), Simon Blackburn (1944), Bernard Bosanquet (1848), Susan Haack (1945), and Dugald Stewart (1753). After her are Richard Crashaw (1612), Kwame Anthony Appiah (1954), N. T. Wright (1948), and Colin McGinn (1950).