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Iris Murdoch, Philosopher$
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Justin Broackes

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199289905

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.001.0001

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The Virtues of Metaphysics: A Review of Iris Murdoch’s Philosophical Writings

The Virtues of Metaphysics: A Review of Iris Murdoch’s Philosophical Writings

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Iris Murdoch, Philosopher
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Maria Antonaccio

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0006

Iris Murdoch’s moral philosophy is just beginning to receive the kind of sustained critical attention that it deserves. This chapter provides an overview of Murdoch’s thought and places her philosophy in the context of contemporary trends in moral inquiry. After assessing the critical reception of Murdoch’s thought, the chapter traces her influence on the work of Charles Taylor, highlight the distinctive features of her moral philosophy, and suggests some future trajectories for an ethics inspired by her thought.

Keywords:   metaphysics, empiricism, consciousness, moral psychology, linguistic turn, religion, ontological proof, existentialism, practical mysticism, imagination

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