Tuesday, November 09, 2021

The Women Are Up to Something

 I'm on record (Icons passim) as approving of Elizabeth Anscombe and Virtue Ethics, so I was delighted to come across the following in a Prospect review of Benjamin JB Lipscomb's new book about her, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch:

For Anscombe (at one point “tracksuited and smoking a cigar”), the orthodoxies of motherhood were of little interest—legend has it that she would place a label on her children that read “If found wandering, please return to 27 St John Street”—while her domestic philosophy, as she told the Manchester Guardian in 1959, was that “dirt doesn’t matter.” 

What a woman! We shall not see her like again. 

I have noticed in my diary that I am signed up for:

The Women Are Up To Something

Thursday 18 November 2021 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hosted by the LSE Library


It had slipped my mind completely. I guess it must have been there a while.

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