Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness by Maria Antonaccio and William Schweiker

Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness Paperback Dec 11 1996

By Maria Antonaccio and William Schweiker
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A noted philosopher and one of the most gifted and prolific novelists of the twentieth century, Iris Murdoch has anticipated and shaped many of the issues central to current ethics. These include the relation between human identity and ideas of the good, the effect of the modern critique of religion on moral thought, the relation between ethics and literature, and the contemporary debate about liberalism. In the most comprehensive engagement with Murdoch's work to date, this volume gathers contributions from philosophers, theologians, and a literary critic to explore the significance of her ideas for contemporary thought. Inspired by Murdoch's tenacious wrestling with basic questions of human existence, these essays not only clarify her thoughts on human goodness, but also move beyond the academy to reflect on how we can and ought to undertake the human adventure in our daily lives. Contributors are Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, David Tracy, Cora Diamond, Maria Antonaccio, Elizabeth Dipple, Franklin I. Gamwell, Stanley Hauerwas, and William Schweiker. This volume also includes "Metaphysics and Ethics," a classic essay by Iris Murdoch.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publication date
Dec 11 1996
Language
English
Pages
286
ISBN-13
9780226021133
ISBN-10
0226021130
Weight
340g
Dimensions
138.0mm x 215.0mm