Iris Murdoch and the Art of Imagining

Altorf, Marije (2008) Iris Murdoch and the Art of Imagining. Continuum studies in British philosophy . Continuum, London. ISBN 9780826497574

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This is an important new monograph offering a novel reading of the philosophy of Iris Murdoch. "Iris Murdoch and the Art of Imagining" offers a new appreciation of Iris Murdoch's philosophy, emphasising the importance of images and the imagination for her thought.This book is first and foremost a study of Iris Murdoch's philosophical work. It examines how literature and imagination enabled Murdoch to form a philosophical response to the decline of religion. It thus argues that Murdoch is an important philosopher, because she has not confined herself to philosophy. The book also reconsiders various contemporary assumptions about what philosophy is and does. Through Le Doeuff's notion of the philosophical imaginary, it examines the different ways in which images and imagination are part of philosophy.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: REF2014
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 109 Historical & collected persons treatment
800 Literature & rhetoric > 823 English fiction
School/Department: School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 13:21
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:33


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