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Metaphysics as a guide to morals

Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 1993. ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Dame Iris Murdoch, who has written several works of philosophy as well as twenty-four distinguished novels, now crowns her philosophic quest with a book that asks many questions and reflects on the essential aspects of the great subject: moral philosophy. Among her concerns are the roles literature, politics, art, and science play in the search for morality in a world that avoids the issue. What is morality, after  Read more...
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Murdoch, Iris.
Metaphysics as a guide to morals.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Allen Lane, Penguin Press, 1993
(OCoLC)631138185
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0713991003 9780713991000 0140172327 9780140172324
OCLC Number: 26502805
Notes: "This book is based on the 1982 Gifford lectures given at the University of Edinburgh"--Title page verso.
Description: 520 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Conceptions of unity. Art --
Fact and value --
Schopenhauer --
Art and religion --
Comic and tragic --
Consciousness and thought : I --
Derrida and structuralism --
Consciousness and thought : II --
Wittgenstein and the inner life --
Notes on will and duty --
Imagination --
Morals and politics --
The ontological proof --
Descartes and Kant --
Martin Buber and God --
Morality and religion --
Axioms, duties, eros --
Void --
Metaphysics : a summary.
Responsibility: Iris Murdoch.

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