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A Philosophy to Live By: Engaging Iris Murdoch

Maria Antonaccio


Iris Murdoch’s philosophy has long attracted readers searching for a morally serious yet humane perspective on human life. Her eloquent call for “a theology which can continue without God” has been especially attractive to those who find that they can live neither with religion nor without it. By developing a form of thinking that is neither exclusively secular nor traditionally religious, Murdoch sought to recapture the existential or spiritual import of philosophy. Long before the current wave of interest in spiritual exercises, she approached philosophy not only as an academic discourse, bu ... More

Keywords: iris Murdoch, metaphysical ethics, spiritual exercises, askesis, demythologized religion, art, imagination, the good

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199855575
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Antonaccio, author
Bucknell University

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