Perfection and Fiction: A study in Iris Murdoch's Moral Philosophy

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This thesis comprises a study of the ethical thought of Iris Murdoch with special emphasis, as evidenced by the title, on how morality is intimately connected to self-improvement aiming at perfection and how the study of (literary) fiction has an important role to play in our strive towards bettering ourselves within the framework set by Murdoch’s moral philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Practical Philosophy
  • Egonsson, Dan, Supervisor
  • Brännmark, Johan, Assistant supervisor
Award date2018 Sept 24
Place of PublicationLund
ISBN (Print)978-91-88473-93-6
ISBN (electronic) 978-91-88473-94-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sept 17

Bibliographical note

Defence details
Date: 2018-09-24
Time: 10:15
Place: C121, LUX, Helgonavägen 3, Lund
External reviewer(s)
Name: Schellekens Dammann, Elisabeth
Title: professor
Affiliation: Uppsala universitet

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Ethics

Free keywords

  • Iris Murdoch
  • Perfectionism
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Literary Turn
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Ethics


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