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Introduction: Interpreting Murdoch—Truth and Love Revisited

  • Gary Browning
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Part of the Philosophers in Depth book series (PID)

Abstract

This introduction recognises the breadth of Iris Murdoch’s thought. Murdoch was a prolific and dynamic thinker, who held expertise and interest in a number of areas including philosophy, politics, morality, art and literature. Her philosophical writings, novels and letters are of significance in conveying her thought on a variety of subjects. The various essays that compose this volume are seen as responding to the breadth of Murdoch’s thinking and also as dealing with the paradoxes that arise out of her concern to trace connections between distinct aspects of experience. The essays of the volume are described and shown to fit together. The Introduction ends by indicating how Murdoch’s late engagement with Heidegger reflects her concern to develop a unified sense of experience.

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  • Gary Browning
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  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK

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