The Somerville-group and the introduction of historical arguments in philosophy
Project: Research › Interdisciplinary research
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- History of Ideas
- Historical arguments, Somerville School, Intellectual history, Genealogy
The interdisciplinary project The Somerville-group and the introduction of historical arguments in philosophy funded by The Bank of Sweden Centenary Foundation aims to highlight and analyse the pioneering efforts made by a group of female philosophers including Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (1919-2001), Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Mary Midgley (1919-2018) and Philippa Foot (1920-2001), in particular with regards to historical, or genealogical, modes of argument and connections to earlier continental thought that have so far been neglected. The project utilizes an interdisciplinary methodological approach, combining intellectual history, philosophy, extensive archival research, historical contextualization, and argument analysis and evaluation in order to amend this oversight and throw light on several modern debates featuring similar historical arguments.
|Effective start/end date||2020/01/01 → 2023/06/30|
Related research output
Readings, reconstructions, and reception: three case studies of Anglophone reception of Cartesian ethicsFrits Gåvertsson, 2020, In: Lychnos : årsbok för idé- och lärdomshistoria : annual of the Swedish History of Science Society. 2020, p. 13-32 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article