Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness
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.
Maria Antonaccio, William Schweiker.
1: Iris Murdoch and Moral Philosophy
2: Love and Vision: Iris Murdoch on Eros and the Individual
Martha C. Nussbaum
3: Iris Murdoch and the Many Faces of Platonism
4: "We Are Perpetually Moralists": Iris Murdoch, Fact, and Value
5: Form and Contingency in Iris Murdoch's Ethics
6: The Green Knight and Other Vagaries of the Spirit; or, Tricks and Images for the Human Soul; or, The Uses of Imaginative Literature
7: On the Loss of Theism
Franklin I. Gamwell
8: Murdochian Muddles: Can We Get Through Them If God Does Not Exist?
9: The Sovereignty of God's Goodness
Appendix: Metaphysics and Ethics
List of Contributors