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A Memoir: People and Places
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Philosopher Mary Warnock reflects on some of the people who have influenced or intrigued her throughout her career at Oxford and Cambridge and as chair of various high-profile committees. She describes the heyday years of her career in the 50s and 60s when the philosophy faculty at Oxford University flourished, boasting such luminaries as Gilbert Ryle, J.L. Austin, Isaiah Berlin, Iris Murdoch and Peter Strawson. In an intelligent and engaging memoir, Mary Warnock offers a highly personal view of an important period in 20th-century history.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyMemoirsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 - Publisher: Duckworth Overlook Publication Date: 27/03/2002 ISBN-13: 9780715631416  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mary Warnock was born in Winchester in 1924. She is best known for her writings on Sartre and on imagination, and for the controversial An Intelligent Person's Guide to Ethics. A professional philosopher who has taught philosophy at both Oxford and Cambridge, she has also chaired various government committees of enquiry, including the Enquiry into Human Fertilisation set up by Margaret Thatcher in 1982. She was made a Life Peer in 1985 and sits in the House of Lords as a cross-bencher.

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