A key text on morality from a major British philosopher.
Preface to the Bloomsbury Revelations edition Introduction to the first edition 1 Can we base freedom on ignorance? 2 Starting from where we are 3 Why there is trouble over knowledge 4 Scepticisim and liberty 5 Why must we not interfere? 6 The fear of society 7 The public side of morality 8 Individuals in the modern melting-pot 9 Individualism, solitude and privacy 10 Morality and harm 11 Rethinking relativism 12 How large is a culture 13 Varieties of subjectivism 14 The problem of private validity 15 Social darwinist egoism 16 Moving forward through the modern world 17 Doubts, reasonable and otherwise 18 What about values 19 Back to the main question 20 How much have things changed Envoi Index of proper names
Mary Midgley is a moral philosopher and the author of more than fifteen books including The Myths We Live By (2003) and Beast and Man (1978).