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Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

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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.

Synopsis:

- Will appeal to adimirers of the recent popular memoir, Elegy for Iris.- A unique examiniation of the thinking of an extaordinary novelist and philosopher.

About the Author

Maria Antonaccio is assistant professor of religion at Bucknell University.

Table of Contents

Introduction


The Character of Ireland


Dublin of the Old Statues


A Brighter Life


Hoary with History


Dirty Streets and Proud People


In My Childhood Trees Were Green


An Ulster Twilight


Bitter Memories


A Nation of Lunaticks!


The Irish Question


The Fields Beyond the House


Brown Rain Falling Heavily


The Thick and Bloody Fight


The Amazing Power of Emblems


The Famish'd Lane


Farewell to Barn and Stack and Tree


Ancestral Houses


Western Landscape


Puritan Ireland


Sean nos/Old Style


The Stereophonic Nightmare


The War Against the Past


Acknowledgements


Index of Authors


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195166606
Subtitle:
The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch
Author:
Antonaccio, Maria
Author:
null, Maria
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics and Moral Philosophy
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Publication Date:
20030522
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6 x 9.2 x 0.8 in 0.81 lb

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