Liz McKinnell

Interested in

Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley

Women In Parenthesis Collaborator, Enthusiast, Academic, Private tutor, trainee counsellor


Liz McKinnell worked with the In Parenthesis project from 2019-2021, primarily working with the Midgley archive. She now runs Flourishing Philosophy, a business providing philosophy tuition, proofreading, consultancy, coaching, and other services. She is also training to become a psychotherapeutic counsellor, and is interested in how the ideas of the Quartet can be applied in therapeutic contexts.

She has previously taught at Durham, York, the University of East Anglia, and Anglia Ruskin University. She has worked in moral and political philosophy, with a particular interest in feminist philosophy and environmental ethics. She is a co-editor of Science and the Self: Animals, Evolution and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley (Routledge 2015), delivered a Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture on Midgley's life and philosophy, and wrote the Oxford Bibliographies entry on Midgley. She is also interested in Murdoch's moral philosophy, especially the concepts of attention, unselfing, and moral vision.


● ‘Mary Midgley’, Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy.
● ‘Philosophical Plumbing for the 21st Century’ in Anthony O’Hear (ed.) A Centenary Celebration: Anscombe, Foot, Midgley, Murdoch. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 87. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
● With Kidd, Ian (eds.) Science and the Self: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley, New York: Routledge, 2016, (Contributors include Stephen Clark, David Cooper, James Lovelock, Jane Heal, Raymond Tallis, and Mary Warnock).
● ‘On Being a Full-Time Feminist’ in Science and the Self: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley.


Durham, County Durham, North East England, England, DH1 3NE, United Kingdom

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