Perfection and Fiction: A study in Iris Murdoch’s moral philosophy

Project: Dissertation

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy
  • Ethics


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

Layman's description

My 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.
Short titlePerfection and Fiction
Effective start/end date2011/09/012017/12/31


Related research output

Frits Gåvertsson, 2018 Sep 17, 1st ed. Lund: Lund University (Media-Tryck). 309 p.

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