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Burns, Elizabeth (1997) Iris Murdoch and the Nature of Good. Religious Studies, 33, pp. 303-313. [Journal Article]

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1017/S0034412597003922
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    Iris Murdoch's concept of Good is a central feature of her moral theory; in Murdoch's thought, attention to the Good is the primary means of improving our moral conduct. Unfortunately, her unsystematic presentation of her ideas and the difficulty of the issues being considered make it hard to be sure what she means by the Good, and how we are to attend to it. I will argue that this uncertainty has given rise to three objections which, with some clarification and development of Murdoch's view, are by no means fatal to her position.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Religious Studies
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Dr Elizabeth Burns
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 14:56
    Last Modified: 08 Nov 2011 11:57
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/60

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