Iris Murdoch. Existentialists and Mystics (Book Review)

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Publication Type Review
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Millgram, Elijah
Title Iris Murdoch. Existentialists and Mystics (Book Review)
Date 1998
Description Three of the essays in this career-spanning collection make up Dame Iris Murdoch's The Sovereignty of Good, a little classic which I regularly assign in my ethics courses. When I do, some of the students who have been impressed by it pick up one or another of her novels, and of those students, some, by now predictably, come back to ask whether the novel and the philosophical treatise are really by the same author. What my students are noticing is not simply the simultaneous living out of two rather different literary lives, but a problem in a unified project that we are at last in a position to understand as philosophical throughout, now that we have on hand a retrospective of Murdoch's overtly philosophical work. Almost all of her short nonfiction is included, as well as two Socratic dialogs; with the sole exception of "The Fire and the Sun," it is tight, graceful writing, and a pleasure to read.
Type Text
Publisher Boston Review
Volume 23
Issue 1
First Page 45
Last Page 46
Subject Philosophy; Book Review
Subject LCSH Murdoch, Iris; Criticism
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Millgram, E. (1998) Existentialists and Mystics (by) Iris Murdoch. Boston Review, 23(1), 45-6.
Rights Management (c)1998 Elijah Millgram
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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