The Sovereignty of Good
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The Sovereignty of Good

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Iris Murdoch once observed: 'philosophy is often a matter of finding occasions on which to say the obvious'. What was obvious to Murdoch, and to all those who read her work, is that Good transcends everything - even God. Throughout her distinguished and prolific writing career, she explored questions of Good and Bad, myth and morality. The framework for Murdoch's questions - and her own conclusions - can be found here.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 11.18mm | 136g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415253993
  • 9780415253994
  • 57,898

Review Text

'One of the very few modern books of philosophy which people outside academic philosophy find really useful.' - Mary Midgely


' ... Murdoch's attack is the fruit of a thorough professional involvement with the school of thought to which she is opposed.' - Anthony Quinton, Sunday Telegraph

'All three essays which make up this book, The Idea of Perfection, On `God' and `Good', and The Sovereignty of Good over Other Concepts, are superb.' - The Guardian
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'The project of founding morality not on changing human needs or wishes but on an immutable and absolute idea of goodness has been central to her thought.' - Mary Warnock, Women Philosophers

'The theme is the inadequacy of the account of human nature and value provided by contemporary, academic analytic philosophy. Murdoch's attack is the fruit of a thorough professional involvement with the school of thought to which she is opposed.' - Anthony Quinton, Sunday Telegraph

'All three essays which make up this book, The Idea of Perfection, On `God' and `Good', and The Sovereignty of Good over Other Concepts, are superb.' - The Guardian 'One of the very few modern books of philosophy which people outside academic philosophy find really useful.' - Mary Midgely

' ... Murdoch's attack is the fruit of a thorough professional involvement with the school of thought to which she is opposed.' - Anthony Quinton, Sunday Telegraph

'All three essays which make up this book, The Idea of Perfection, On `God' and `Good', and The Sovereignty of Good over Other Concepts, are superb.' - The Guardian
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