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Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch by Maria Antonaccio

By Maria Antonaccio

Iris Murdoch has lengthy been referred to as essentially the most deeply insightful and morally passionate novelists of our time. This cognizance has frequently eclipsed Murdoch's refined and influential paintings as a thinker, which has had a wide-ranging effect on thinkers in ethical philosophy in addition to non secular ethics and political thought. but it hasn't ever been the topic of a book-length research in its personal correct.

Picturing the Human seeks to fill this hole. during this groundbreaking booklet, writer Maria Antonaccio offers the 1st systematic and finished therapy of Murdoch's ethical philosophy. not like literary severe reports of her novels, it deals a basic philosophical framework for assessing Murdoch's proposal as a complete. Antonaccio additionally indicates a brand new interpretive technique for analyzing Murdoch's philosophy and descriptions the importance of her notion within the context of present debates in ethics. This important research will attract these attracted to ethical philosophy, spiritual ethics, and literary feedback, and promises those that have lengthy enjoyed Murdoch's novels a more in-depth examine her impressive philosophy.

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