The Sovereignty of Good

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Routledge, 1967 - Philosophy - 37 pages
Iris Murdoch once observed: 'philosophy is often a matter of finding occasions on which to say the obvious'. What was obvious to Murdoch, and to all those who read her work, is that Good transcends everything - even God. Throughout her distinguished and prolific writing career, she explored questions of Good and Bad, myth and morality. The framework for Murdoch's questions - and her own conclusions - can be found here.

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In three essays, Murdoch challenges the prevailing view in moral philosophy. This she describes as the Kantian / Existentialist world view, where moral choices are made by a free agent who comes to a ... Read full review

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Iris Murdoch, following G.E.M. Anscombe’s foundational 1958 critique of modern moral theories, refines and narrows the critique to address the specific problem of the ideal moral agent in The ... Read full review

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About the author (1967)

Iris Murdoch was one of the twentieth century's most prominent novelists, winner of the Booker Prize for The Sea. She died in 1999.

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