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A Memoir: People and Places
     

A Memoir: People and Places

by Mary Warnock
 

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Mary Warnock reflects on her involvement in the philosophical world of Oxford during its heyday in the fifties and sixties and on her life as a major, yet controversial, player in British politics. When Margaret Thatcher made her Chairman of the highly charged Enquiry into Human Fertilization, Mary entered the public spotlight. Her potent dislike of areas of British

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Mary Warnock reflects on her involvement in the philosophical world of Oxford during its heyday in the fifties and sixties and on her life as a major, yet controversial, player in British politics. When Margaret Thatcher made her Chairman of the highly charged Enquiry into Human Fertilization, Mary entered the public spotlight. Her potent dislike of areas of British society, as well as her trenchant criticism of the changing nature of the educational system under Thatcher, give this book a unique insider's edge.

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Richard Hoggart
Warnock is fair-minded, intelligent and very thoughtful. A Memoir displays these birtues as well as, refreshingly, a willingness to criticize sharply those whom she finds to lack these and other civilized strenths. She also writes exceptionally clearly; her two or three pages on Logical positivism are remarkably skilful.
Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715631416
Publisher:
IPM
Publication date:
09/12/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Warnock was a professional philosopher who taught philosophy at both Oxford and Cambridge. She has also chaired various government committees of enquiry and has a high public profile. She was made a life peer in 1985 and sits in the House of Lords.

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