Picturing the Human : The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch
Oxford University Press, USA, May 31, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
Iris Murdoch has long been known as one of the most deeply insightful and morally passionate novelists of our time. This attention has often eclipsed Murdoch's sophisticated and influential work as a philosopher, which has had a wide-ranging impact on thinkers in moral philosophy as well as religious ethics and political theory. Yet it has never been the subject of a book-length study in its own right. Picturing the Human seeks to fill this gap. In this groundbreaking book, author Maria Antonaccio presents the first systematic and comprehensive treatment of Murdoch's moral philosophy. Unlike literary critical studies of her novels, it offers a general philosophical framework for assessing Murdoch's thought as a whole. Antonaccio also suggests a new interpretive method for reading Murdoch's philosophy and outlines the significance of her thought in the context of current debates in ethics. This vital study will appeal to those interested in moral philosophy, religious ethics, and literary criticism, and grants those who have long loved Murdoch's novels a closer look at her remarkable philosophy.
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Antonaccio (religion, Bucknell Univ.) here offers a systematic framework for assessing Iris Murdoch's remarkable philosophy. In her serious attempt to assemble Murdoch's metaphysics, Antonaccio lays ... Read full review
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