Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness

Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness

Author: Associate Professor of Religion and Chair in Humanities Maria Antonaccio

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226021133

Category: Art

Page: 266

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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.
Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Associate Professor of Religion and Chair in Humanities Maria Antonaccio, Maria Antonaccio, William Schweiker
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-12 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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
A Philosophy to Live By
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Maria Antonaccio
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-13 - Publisher: OUP USA

A Philosophy to Live By highlights Murdoch's distinctive conception of philosophy as a spiritual or existential practice and enlists the resources of her thought to explore a wide range of thinkers and debates at the intersections of moral philosophy, religion, art, and politics.
Picturing the Human
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Maria Antonaccio
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-05-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
Picturing the Human
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Maria Antonaccio
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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
The Quest for God and the Good
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Diana Lobel
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-02 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Diana Lobel takes readers on a journey across Eastern and Western philosophical and religious traditions to discover a beauty and purpose at the heart of reality that makes life worth living. Guided by the ideas of ancient thinkers and the insight of the philosophical historian Pierre Hadot, The Quest for