Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature

ISBN-10: 0140264922
ISBN-13: 9780140264920
Edition: 1997
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Description: This collection of essays by Iris Murdoch collates her ideas on metaphysics and moral philosophy and provides the reader with an accessible entry into the field of existentialism.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This collection of essays by Iris Murdoch collates her ideas on metaphysics and moral philosophy and provides the reader with an accessible entry into the field of existentialism.

Iris Murdoch was one of the twentieth century's most prominent novelists, winner of the Booker Prize for The Sea. She died in 1999.

Peter J. Conradi is coexecutor of Murdoch's literary estate. He lives in London.

George Steiner was born in 1929 in Paris, but also lived in Vienna and New York. Steiner was a critic, novelist, philosopher, translator, and educator. Currently, he is a professor at Cambridge University and the University of Geneva. He has written for the New Yorker for over thirty years and has published the books No Passion Spent, Errata: An Examined Life, and Martin Heidegger: With a New Introduction.

Foreword
Editor's Preface
Prologue
Literature and Philosophy: A Conversation with Bryan Magee
Nostalgia for the Particular, 1951-57
Thinking and Language
Nostalgia for the Particular
Metaphysics and Ethics
Vision and Choice in Morality
Encountering Existentialism, 1950-59
The Novelist as Metaphysician
The Existentialist Hero
Sartre's The Emotions: Outline of a Theory
De Beauvoir's The Ethics of Ambiguity
The Image of Mind
The Existentialist Political Myth
Hegel in Modern Dress
Existentialist Bite
The Need for Theory, 1956-66
Knowing the Void
T. S. Eliot as a Moralist
A House of Theory
Mass, Might and Myth
The Darkness of Practical Reason
Towards a Practical Mysticism, 1959-78
The Sublime and the Good
Existentialists and Mystics
Salvation by Words
Art is the Imitation of Nature
Can Literature Help Cure the Ills of Philosophy? 1959-61
The Sublime and the Beautiful Revisited
Against Dryness
Re-Reading Plato, 1964-86
The Idea of Perfection
On 'God' and 'Good'
The Sovereignty of Good Over Other Concepts
The Fire and the Sun: Why Plato Banished the Artists
Art and Eros: A Dialogue about Art
Above the Gods: A Dialogue about Religion
Acknowledgements and Sources
Index

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