For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration
"The Women Are Up To Something"

"The Women Are Up To Something"

A conversation with Prof. Benjamin Lipscomb

Dr. Benjamin Lipscomb is professor of philosophy specializing in contemporary ethical theory at Houghton College. He is the author of The Women Are Up To Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics, which was published in November 2021.

Mike Sacasas had the pleasure of talking to Prof. Lipscomb about his book, these four remarkable philosophers, the story of ethics in the 20th century, C. S. Lewis’s famous debate with Anscombe, and much else. We trust you’ll enjoy the conversation. Below are a few of the titles mentioned during the interview.


Mary Midgley:

Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature

The Myths We Live By

Elizabeth Anscombe:

“Modern Moral Philosophy”
Ethics, Religion and Politics: Collected Philosophical Papers, Volume 3

Iris Murdoch:

Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature
The Sovereignty of the Good

Philippa Foote:

Virtues and Vices: And Other Essays in Moral Philosophy

For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration
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