Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Here, drawing on a novelists insight into art, literature and psychology, Iris Murdoch conducts an ongoing debate with major writers, thinkers and theologians - from Augustine to Wittgenstein, Shakespeare to Sartre, Plato to Derrida - to ...

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409044055

Category: Literary Criticism

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The decline of religion and ever increasing influence of science pose acute ethical issues for us all. Can we reject the literal truth of the Gospels yet still retain a Christian morality? Can we defend any 'moral values' against the constant encroachments of technology? Indeed, are we in danger of losing most of the qualities which make us truly human? Here, drawing on a novelists insight into art, literature and psychology, Iris Murdoch conducts an ongoing debate with major writers, thinkers and theologians - from Augustine to Wittgenstein, Shakespeare to Sartre, Plato to Derrida - to provide fresh and compelling answers to these crucial questions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Iris Murdoch s Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

Reading Iris Murdoch s Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

This volume brings together 16 scholars who offer accessible readings of chapters and themes in the book, connecting them to Murdoch’s larger oeuvre, as well as to central themes in 20th century and contemporary thought.

Author: Nora Hämäläinen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030189679

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals was Iris Murdoch’s major philosophical testament and a highly original and ambitious attempt to talk about our time. Yet in the scholarship on her philosophical work thus far it has often been left in the shade of her earlier work. This volume brings together 16 scholars who offer accessible readings of chapters and themes in the book, connecting them to Murdoch’s larger oeuvre, as well as to central themes in 20th century and contemporary thought. The essays bring forth the strength, originality, and continuing relevance of Murdoch’s late thought, addressing, among other matters, her thinking about the Good, the role and nature of metaphysics in the contemporary world, the roles of art in human understanding, questions of unity and plurality in thinking, the possibilities of spiritual life without God, and questions of style and sensibility in intellectual work.
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Kant s Metaphysics of Morals

Kant s Metaphysics of Morals

In this volume of newly-commissioned essays, a distinguished team of contributors explores the Metaphysics of Morals in relation to Kant's earlier works, as well as examining themes which emerge from the text itself.

Author: Lara Denis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492638

Category: Philosophy

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Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics of Morals (1797), containing the Doctrine of Right and Doctrine of Virtue, is his final major work of practical philosophy. Its focus is not rational beings in general but human beings in particular, and it presupposes and deepens Kant's earlier accounts of morality, freedom and moral psychology. In this volume of newly-commissioned essays, a distinguished team of contributors explores the Metaphysics of Morals in relation to Kant's earlier works, as well as examining themes which emerge from the text itself. Topics include the relation between right and virtue, property, punishment, and moral feeling. Their diversity of questions, perspectives and approaches will provide new insights into the work for scholars in Kant's moral and political theory.
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The Moral Vision of Iris Murdoch

The Moral Vision of Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch's moral philosophy, although highly influential in the 20th century, is somewhat unsystematic and inaccessible.

Author: Heather Widdows

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754636259

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Iris Murdoch's moral philosophy, although highly influential in the 20th century, is somewhat unsystematic and inaccessible. By examining all of Murdoch's contributions to moral philosophy, from her short papers to Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals, Heathe
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Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Kant  Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the text into English, revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107378322

Category: Philosophy

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Published in 1785, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words, its aim is to identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the text into English, revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard.
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Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals  An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

This guide provides a paragraph-by-paragraph account of the main themes of Kant's moral philosophy and a clear statement of his overall philosophical aims and arguments.It is an essential toolkit for anyone approaching Kant for the first ...

Author: John Callanan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748647279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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A step-by-step guide to Kant's first work on moral philosophy. Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is considered a standard text in the history of moral philosophy as well as a classic work of moral philosophy in its own right. This guide provides a paragraph-by-paragraph account of the main themes of Kant's moral philosophy and a clear statement of his overall philosophical aims and arguments.It is an essential toolkit for anyone approaching Kant for the first time.
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Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Kant s  Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

This volume discusses Kant's philosophical development in the Groundwork and his attempt to justify the categorical imperative as a principle of freedom.

Author: Jens Timmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521878012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

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Discusses Kant's philosophical development in the Groundwork and his attempt to justify the categorical imperative as a principle of freedom.
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Sartre

Sartre

Iris Murdoch's pioneering study analyses and evaluates the different strands of Sartre's rich and complex oeurve.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407019697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Sartre's powerful political passions were united with a memorable literary gift, placing him foremost among the novelists, as well as the philosophers, of our time. Iris Murdoch's pioneering study analyses and evaluates the different strands of Sartre's rich and complex oeurve. Combining the objectivity of the scholar with a profound interest in contemporary problems, Iris Murdoch discusses the tradition of philosophical, political and aesthetic thought that gives historical authenticity to Satre's achievement, while showing the ambiguities and dangers inherent in his position.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Kant s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Kant s  Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

An introductory guide to the seminal work of Kant and his modern moral philosophy.

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UOM:39015069298910

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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An introductory guide to the seminal work of Kant and his modern moral philosophy.
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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

What is morally permissible, and what is morally obligatory? These questions form the core of a vast amount of philosophical reasoning. Kant proposes the answers with the Categorical Imperative, his best-known contribution to ethics.

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486112497

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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What is morally permissible, and what is morally obligatory? These questions form the core of a vast amount of philosophical reasoning. Kant proposes the answers with the Categorical Imperative, his best-known contribution to ethics.
Categories: Philosophy

Patterned Aimlessness

Patterned Aimlessness

The novels of Iris Murdoch are lively journeys across landscapes teeming with ideas.

Author: Barbara Stevens Heusel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820317071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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The novels of Iris Murdoch are lively journeys across landscapes teeming with ideas. Such texts as An Accidental Man, The Philosopher's Pupil, The Black Prince, and The Sea, The Sea blend art and philosophy in tales that have intrigued and puzzled readers like few other contemporary novels. In Patterned Aimlessness Barbara Stevens Heusel brings an order and a clarity to the mystery of Murdoch's narrative form. She shows how this writer of many genres came to integrate philosophy, morality, psychology, language, and aesthetics in order to call into question the conventions of the English novel. Following Wittgenstein's lead Murdoch makes palpable the complexities of human experience, the "accidental, idiosyncratic happenings of life." Her fiction and her individual voice, Heusel says, reflect the chaos of existence with all of its contradictions, its paradoxes, its jarring rhythms. Heusel turns to literary theory to point out Murdoch's compatibility with Mikhail Bakhtin's views on the narrative voice in the novel. For both, morality is an utmost concern, and language is inherently a social, historical, and ideological creation: words resonate with centuries of meanings and uses. Answering some common criticisms of Murdoch's novels, Heusel also points out that Murdoch's presentation of female characters critiques societal expectations of women. The study culminates with thoughtful analyses of Murdoch's characters in A Word Child, The Black Prince, The Sea, The Sea, Nuns and Soldiers, and The Message to the Planet in light of the patterns she has introduced.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Black Prince

The Black Prince

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1973. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SOPHIE HANNAH VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409022961

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SOPHIE HANNAH ‘Every artist is an unhappy lover. And unhappy lovers want to tell their story.’ Ex-tax collector and author of two unpopular novels, Bradley Pearson wishes to devote his retirement to writing a masterpiece. But the doorbell and the phone keep ringing, and every ring brings with it an ex-wife, a friend in need, a sister in trouble or a young woman seeking a teacher, and so dusty, selfish Bradley is plunged into the muddles and mysteries which will end in his doom. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1973.
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Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Kant  Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

The revised edition of the Cambridge translation of one of the most powerful texts in the history of ethical thought.

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107008519

Category: Philosophy

Page: 87

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The revised edition of the Cambridge translation of one of the most powerful texts in the history of ethical thought.
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Immanuel Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel Kant  Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

In this book, Immanuel Kant formulates and justifies a supreme principle of morality that issues universal and unconditional moral commands.

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139494328

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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Published in 1785, the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most powerful texts in the history of ethical thought. In this book, Immanuel Kant formulates and justifies a supreme principle of morality that issues universal and unconditional moral commands. These commands receive their normative force from the fact that rational agents autonomously impose the moral law upon themselves. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains the first facing-page German-English edition of Kant's Groundwork. It presents an authentic edition of the German text and a carefully revised version of Mary Gregor's acclaimed English translation, as well as editorial notes and a full bilingual index. It will be the edition of choice for any student or scholar who is not content with reading this central contribution to modern moral philosophy through the veil of English translation.
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The Good Apprentice

The Good Apprentice

Funny, compelling and extremely moving, THE GOOD APPRENTICE is about guilt ridden despair, and the difficult problem of how to try to be good - and the various magical devices which console those who are sensible enough not to try.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407019758

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Stuart Cuno has decided to become good. Not believing in God, he invents his own methods, which include celibacy, chastity and the abandonment of a promising academic career. Interfering friends and relations question his sincerity, his sanity and his motives. Stuart's step-brother Edward Baltram is tormented by guilt because he has, he believes, killed his best friend. He dreams sometimes of redemption, sometimes of suicide. Funny, compelling and extremely moving, THE GOOD APPRENTICE is about guilt ridden despair, and the difficult problem of how to try to be good - and the various magical devices which console those who are sensible enough not to try.
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Ideals

Ideals

Author: John Wilson

Publisher: Morehouse Publishing

ISBN: UCAL:B4539969

Category: Ethics

Page: 95

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Categories: Ethics

The Bell

The Bell

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARAH PERRY VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409078760

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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‘In this holy community she would play the witch.’ Imber Court is a quiet haven for lost souls, a utopia for those who can neither live in the world, nor out of it. But beneath the gentle daily routines of this community run currents of supressed desire, religious yearning and a legend of disastrous love. Charming, indolent Dora arrives in their midst, and half-unwittingly conjures these submerged things to the surface. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARAH PERRY VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.
Categories: Fiction

Under The Net

Under The Net

'This is real life, Jake,' she said.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407018331

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHARLOTTE MENDELSON ‘This is real life, Jake,’ she said. ‘You’d better wake up.’ Jake is clever, lazy and scraping by in London as a hack translator. Jake loves Anna. Anna is an elusive and lovely singer. Anna loves Hugo. Hugo is a fireworks manufacturer turned movie producer and majestic philosopher. Hugo loves Sadie. Sadie is a glossy and dazzling film starlet. Of course, Sadie loves Jake. Then there's Marvellous Mister Mars, the famous hound, who might or might not be Jake's ticket up and out of this mess.
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The Unicorn

The Unicorn

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STEPHEN MEDCALF When Marian Taylor takes the post of governess at Gaze castle, remote house on a beautiful but desolate coast, she finds herself confronted with many strange mysteries.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409024538

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STEPHEN MEDCALF When Marian Taylor takes the post of governess at Gaze castle, remote house on a beautiful but desolate coast, she finds herself confronted with many strange mysteries. What kind of crime or catastrophe in the past still keeps the house under a brooding spell? And is her employer Hannah an innocent victim, a guilty woman, a lunatic, or a witch?
Categories: Fiction

A Word Child

A Word Child

Saved from a delinquent childhood by education, cheated out of Oxford by a tragic love tangle, Hilary Burde cherishes his obsessive guilt and ekes out a living in a dull civil service job.

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409044000

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Saved from a delinquent childhood by education, cheated out of Oxford by a tragic love tangle, Hilary Burde cherishes his obsessive guilt and ekes out a living in a dull civil service job. When the man whom he has harmed and betrayed reappears as head of his department, Hilary hopes for forgiveness, even for redemption and a new life, but finds himself haunted by a ghostly repetition.
Categories: Fiction