The Essential Mary Midgley
On the issue of how Midgley dealt with the current scientific worldview, I wasn't so sure. We all want to be the one who shouts 'The emperor has no clothes', but to me Midgley seems to reflect established views much more than she would care to admit. Midgley doesn't object to science as such, rather to those scientists who want to push it too far. Unfortunately this comes over as a general negativity, wanting to supress anyone who is too enthusiastic. It is quite probable though that the impression I get is due to the nature of the book - that is a collection of excerpts from other books. Several times I'd find myself coming to the end of a section when I felt that her arguments were just getting started. So this book is useful for seeing how Midgley deals with some of the traditional philosophical viewpoints, but to study how she tackles more modern views I think you will need to read her individual books.