Iris Murdoch And Morality

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

EditorAnne Rowe, Avril Horner

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This volume, featuring contributions from a number of leading scholars, explores the ways in which the moral positions Iris Murdoch adopts in her philosophy and theology can be aligned with her fiction, demonstrating how Murdoch's work can contribute significantly to discussions about the relationship between literature and morality.

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This volume, featuring contributions from a number of leading scholars, explores the ways in which the moral positions Iris Murdoch adopts in her philosophy and theology can be aligned with her fiction, demonstrating how Murdoch's work can contribute significantly to discussions about the relationship between literature and morality.

ANNE ROWE is Senior Lecturer in English at Kingston University, UK.  AVRIL HORNER is Professor of English at Kingston University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 10.15 × 5.67 × 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224458

ISBN - 13:9780230224452

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Notes on References and Abbreviations
Introduction: Art, Morals and The Discovery of Reality--A.Rowe &--A.Horner
PART I: MORALITY AND THE NOVEL
Murdochs Mannered realism: Metafiction, Morality and the Post-War Novel--B.Nicol
The Preachers Tone: Murdochs Mentors and Moralists--P.Martin
Stories, Rituals and Healers in Iris Murdochs Novels--R.Hardy
Laughing at Something Tragic: Murdoch as Anti-Moralist--P.Conradi
Refinements of Evil: Iris Murdoch and the Gothic--A.Horner
PART II: A MORAL UNION: PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
Iris Murdoch: the Ethical Turn and Literary Value--S.Haines
Murdochs Fictional Philosophers: What They Say and What They Show--S.Moore
Death and Goodness: Brunos Dream and The Sovereignty of Good Over Other Concepts--M.Luprecht
Jacksons Dilemma and The Responsible Life of the Imagination--F.White
PART III: MORALITY WITHOUT GOD: IRIS MURDOCHS SECULAR THEOLOGY
The dream that Does Not cease to haunt Us: Iris Murdochs Holiness--A.Rowe
A Story About a Man: The Demythologised Christ in the Work of Iris Murdoch and Patrick White--P.Osborn
Do Not Seek God Outside Your Own Soul: Buddhism in The Green Knight--T.Grimshaw
The Moral Fate of Fictive Persons: On Iris Murdochs Humanism--W.Schweiker
Index