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Description - Iris Murdoch and the Art of Imagining by Marije Altorf

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826497574
ISBN-10: 0826497578
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marije Altorf

Marije Altorf is Lecturer and Programme Director of Philosophy at St Mary's College, Twickenham.