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The Myths We Live By

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With a new introduction by the author

Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful audiobook, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self interest; and in science the idea of human beings as machines, which originates in the 17th century, is a today a potent force. Far from being the opposite of science, however, Midgley argues that myth is a central part of it. Myths are neither lies nor mere stories, but a network of powerful symbols for interpreting the world. Tackling a dazzling array of subjects such as philosophy, evolutionary psychology, animals, consciousness, and the environment in her customary razor-sharp prose, The Myths We Live By reminds us of the powerful role of symbolism and the need to take our imaginative life seriously.

Mary Midgley is a moral philosopher and the author of many books including Wickedness, Evolution as a Religion, Beast and Man, and Science and Poetry.

©2004 Mary Midgley (P)2017 Gildan Media, LLC

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"An elegant and sane little book." ( The New Statesman)

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  • 14/10/2019

Philosophy that is modern and sensible

When I hear Mary Midgely's words I wonder how it took 50 years of my life and 20 plus years of school to know of her. It makes me dreadfully sad for Education in general and me personally.