Reading Guides, VOLUME 12

Iris Murdoch – Introductory Reading Guide

February 8 marks the 20th anniversary of Irish novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch. 

In remembrance, we offer this introductory reading guide to her work.

4. [easyazon_link identifier=”0415253993″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Sovereignty of Good[/easyazon_link]

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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Image Credit: From the cover of Peter Conradi’s biography Iris Murdoch: A Life [ Buy Now ]






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