Murdoch and Plato

Rowett, Catherine ORCID: (2022) Murdoch and Plato. In: The Murdochian Mind. Routledge Philosophical Minds . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 239-252. ISBN 978-0-367-46801-9

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I consider, and provide a critique of, Iris Murdoch’s lifelong engagement with Plato, and her idiosyncratic use of ideas and themes that she found in Plato’s works. The chapter is arranged thematically, and focuses on some of her favourite and often-quoted passages, investigating what she saw and what she missed in picking these themes out and using them repeatedly over many years and in several contexts. The themes covered include beauty, poetry and love, Plato’s supposed mistrust of art, the theory of Forms, Socrates’ disapproval of writing in the Phaedrus, and material about language and falsity in some later dialogues by Plato.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: iris murdoch,plato,philosophy,classics,3* ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1211
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Wittgenstein
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:46

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