The Sovereignty of Good

The Sovereignty of Good

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Iris Murdoch was one of the great philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century and The Sovereignty of Good is her most important and enduring philosophical work. She argues that philosophy has focused, mistakenly, on what it is right to do rather than good to be and that only by restoring the notion of 'vision' to moral thinking can this distortion be corrected. This brilliant work shows why Iris Murdoch remains essential reading: a vivid and uncompromising style, a commitment to forceful argument, and a courage to go against the grain.

With a foreword by Mary Midgley.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 7.11mm | 122g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415854733
  • 9780415854733
  • 64,914

Table of contents

Foreword to Routledge Great Minds Edition 1. The Idea of Perfection 2. On 'God' and 'Good' 3. The Sovereignty of Good Over Other Concepts Index
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About Mary Midgley

Iris Murdoch, 1919-99, studierte Klassische Philologie in Oxford und Philosophie in Cambridge. Im 2. Weltkrieg arbeitete sie für das britische Schatzamt und später für die Flüchtlingshilfe der Vereinten Nationen. 1948 kehrte sie nach Oxford zurück, um zu unterrichten. Sie war Ehrenmitglied der 'American Academy of Arts und Letters' und wurde 1987 von Elisabeth II. in den Adelsstand erhoben.
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