Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch

Paperback | April 1, 2003

byMaria Antonaccio

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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 asreligious 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 assessingMurdoch'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, andliterary criticism, and grants those who have long loved Murdoch's novels a closer look at her remarkable philosophy.

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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 asreligious ethics and political theory. Yet it ...

Maria Antonaccio is assistant professor of religion at Bucknell University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195166604

ISBN - 13:9780195166606

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"Offers a systematic framework for assessing Iris Murdoch's remarkable philosophy....What emerges is the depth and insight of Murdoch's moral imagination. Highly recommended."--Library Journal