Philosophers in Depth

Murdoch on Truth and Love

Editors: Browning, Gary (Ed.)

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  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach: includes perspectives on Murdoch's relationship to politics, art, literature, psychology and philosophy
  • Focuses on Murdoch's approach to morality: provides a much-needed assessment of her ambivalent, complex and disturbing thinking in this area
  • Features contributions from the most prominent writers in Murdoch studies: Miles Leeson, Anne Rowe and Frances White in particular are central figures within the influential Iris Murdoch Society
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This book reviews Iris Murdoch’s thought as a whole. It surveys the breadth of her thinking, taking account of her philosophical works, her novels and her letters. It shows how she explored many aspects of experience and brought together apparently contradictory concepts such as truth and love. The volume deals with her notions of truth, love, language, morality, politics and her life. It shows how she offers a challenging provocative way of seeing things which is related to but distinct from standard forms of analytical philosophy and Continental thought. Unlike so many philosophers she does offer a philosophy to live by and unlike many novelists she has reflected deeply on the kind of novels she aimed to write. The upshot is that her novels and her philosophy can be read together productively as contributions to how we can see others and the world. 

About the authors

Gary Browning is Professor of Political Thought at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Why Iris Murdoch Matters- Making Sense of Experience in Modern Times (2018); A History of Modern Political Thought- The Question of Interpretation (2016); Global Theory From Kant to Hardt and Negri (2011); Critical and Post-Critical Political Economy (2006) with Andty Kilmister; Rethinking R. G. Collingwood (2004); Lyotard and the End of Grand Narratives (2000) and Hegel and the History of Political Philosophy (2000).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Murdoch on Truth and Love
Editors
  • Gary Browning
Series Title
Philosophers in Depth
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76216-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76216-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76215-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 226
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