Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Good for philosophy …

… ‘Metaphysical Animals’ and ‘The Women Are Up to Something’: A Philosophy of Their Own. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Both of these books chronicle the women’s overlapping friendships, the evolution of their thinking, and the significant contributions they made to philosophy—a field dominated by men even to this day. In the wake of World War II, which raised pressing questions about human nature, they pushed back against the dominant view among philosophers of the time that there are no objective moral truths and that values like good, bad, right and wrong are essentially subjective projections or “the upshot of one’s particular upbringing.”

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