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Romantic Love, Gender Imbalance and Feminist Readings in Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea

Macarena García-Avello

‘conscious, serious studies in their own right’. 62 The Sea, The Sea reveals a constant dialogue between Murdoch's philosophical influences and the elaboration of her own concepts and theories, which is not surprising, as ‘Iris Murdoch comes to literature

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Another Look at the Look of the Other: Sartre's Presentation of Daniel in L'Age de raison

Paul Reed

Whenever Daniel has been the focus of critical attention, he has invariably been seen within an ontological framework, in terms of a desire to ‘be’, in the Sartrean sense. It has now come to be regarded as a truism that Daniel’s attempts at self-punishment signify such a desire. The interpretation originates with Iris Murdoch who, quoting an extract from Le Sursis, in which Daniel expresses a desire ‘to be a pederast, as an oaktree is an oaktree’, concludes that ‘[Daniel] is never able to experience a pure coincidence with his vice; he remains detached from it, an observer, a possibility. His attempts to achieve coincidence take the form of self-punishment’.

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Graham Holderness

Bills of Mortality , and deploy such women as examples of rehabilitation and redemption. Macarena García-Avello re-examines Iris Murdoch's fiction in search of feminist aspirations scholars have generally failed to find, and aims to reassess her legacy

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Cosmopolitan Politesse

Goodness, Justice, Civil Society

Nigel Rapport

Anyone to continue to tread a voluntary path among the array are assured. The definition of ‘goodness’ in a moral society, Iris Murdoch (1970) argued, is less concerned with doing good to others than with abstaining from doing them harm. Goodness was a

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Gabriel Josipovici

Three Figures

David Herman

came away with a list of names: Anthony Powell, Angus Wilson and Iris Murdoch. ‘However,’ he wrote half a century later, ‘when I borrowed their works from the library I was disappointed to find that they seemed to have nothing whatsoever in common with

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Isaiah Berlin and the Animal Instinct

Paul Delany

parallel affair with Hart's colleague at St Anne's, Iris Murdoch. Freedom for one was simple enough, in principle; but freedom for all meant entering into a troublesome realm of mutual interference. Jenifer Hart's ideological commitment to promiscuity

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‘Master, Slave and Merciless Struggle’

Sin and Lovelessness in Sartre's Saint Genet

Kate Kirkpatrick

: Pantheon, 1984). 2 See Kate Kirkpatrick, ‘Sartre: An Augustinian Atheist’‚ Sartre Studies International 21, no. 1 (2015): 1–20; Kate Kirkpatrick, Sartre on Sin: Between Being and Nothingness (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017). 3 Iris Murdoch

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Does the City of Ends Correspond to a Classless Society?

A New Idea of Democracy in Sartre's Hope Now

Maria Russo

thought. Iris Murdoch, an acute reader of existentialists, doubted Sartre had really thought that personal conflicts could progress with the advent of socialism, and she argued he had probably imagined a third path, an ‘anguished Liberalism’, very

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Book Reviews

John Gillespie, Kyle Shuttleworth, Nik Farrell Fox, and Mike Neary

ontological framework, while Iris Murdoch recognised the link between his phenomenological ontology and Husserl and the long-standing British empirical tradition. The fact that he was seen initially in the United Kingdom and the United States as a moral

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Portrait: Michael Lambek

Michael Lambek, Robert W. Hefner, and Cheryl Mattingly

’: Iris Murdoch, Fact, and Value .” In Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness , ed. Maria Antonaccio and William Schweiker , 79 – 109 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Gadamer , Hans-Georg . ( 1960 ) 1975. Truth and Method