Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

by Maria Antonaccio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195131711

ISBN-13: 9780195131710

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"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

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"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195131710
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1650L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Iris Murdoch and Contemporary Moral Inquiry
3(22)
Metaphysics and Ethics
25(36)
The Critique of Consciousness in Existentialism and Linguistic Behaviorism
61(24)
Moral Agency, Consciousness, and the Concept of the Individual
85(30)
The Idea of the Good and the Transformation of Agency
115(50)
Prospects for Murdochian Ethics
165(30)
Notes 195(30)
Selected Bibliography 225(8)
Index 233

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