Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley and Iris Murdoch are a Quartet of remarkable philosophers who began their philosophical journey at Oxford University during World War Two. This site traces the legacy of the Quartet as a philosophical school, and maps their connections with today's living philosophers, teachers, enthusiasts and friends.
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Use this site to explore the intellectual roots of today's virtue ethicists, particularists and ecofeminists in the work of these brilliant women. Discover a world of philosophers of mind and action, aestheticians, critical theorists and metaphysicians who draw on the Quartet in their work today.