Please find below the invitation for a reading group on Anscombe, Foot, Midgley, and Murdoch meeting on Thursdays 6-7pm, at the main lecture hall at the Royal Institute of Philosophy, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR. All are welcome. Any queries, please contact Wartime Quartet Reading Group (email@example.com).
Analytic philosophy is associated with a line of founding fathers, and the schools and movements that grew around them. Most of the questions that preoccupy that strand of philosophy today stem from, or have been shaped by, those schools. But those were not the only voices in the philosophical arena. Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch became friends as undergraduates at Oxford University during WWII, and remained life-long philosophical companions. During their time at Oxford, they developed a shared philosophical agenda, method, and stance which, as we will explore, may mark them out as a distinct philosophical school. This reading group is part of a project aimed to elicit recognition of the body of work of these women and to reclaim their philosophy afresh for today.
The reading group will run alongside RIP’s Wartime Quartet lecture series, dedicated to the work of these women, as a complementary resource. The meetings are running on Thursday nights from 6 – 7 pm in the main lecture hall at 14 Gordon Square. We invite everyone interested to come along.
These sessions will be taken by Ana Barandalla, Research Associate at In Parenthesis, and Hannah Marije Altorf, Reader in Philosophy at St. Mary’s University.
For the Group’s reading list, please visit http://royalinstitutephilosophy.org/london-lectures-reading-group/
For the RIP’s Wartime Quartet lectures which this reading group will complement, see http://royalinstitutephilosophy.org/events/london-lecture-series/.
For more on the broader project of which this reading group is part, please visit http://www.womeninparenthesis.co.uk.