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[Reading] ➾ Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature By Iris Murdoch – Eiyo.us

Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature Best Known As The Author Of Twenty Six Novels, Iris Murdoch Has Also Made Significant Contributions To The Fields Of Ethics And Aesthetics Collected Here For The First Time In One Volume Are Her Most Influential Literary And Philosophical Essays Tracing Murdoch S Journey To A Modern Platonism, This Volume Includes Incisive Evaluations Of The Thought And Writings Of T S Eliot, Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Simone De Beauvior, And Elias Canetti, As Well As Key Texts On The Continuing Importance Of The Sublime, On The Concept Of Love, And The Role Great Literature Can Play In Curing The Ills Of Philosophy.Existentialists And Mystics Not Only Illuminates The Mysticism And Intellectual Underpinnings Of Murdoch S Novels, But Confirms Her Major Contributions To Twentieth Century Thought.

[Reading] ➾ Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature  By Iris Murdoch – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 576 pages
  • Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature
  • Iris Murdoch
  • English
  • 09 August 2017
  • 0140264922

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➾ Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature By Iris Murdoch – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    The best essay in this book for me is by far Iris Murdoch s The Sublime and the Beautiful Revisited in fact I think this has influencedthan just my views on novels but rather on general ethics and how people should treat one another entirely I recently read this again and...


  2. says:

    The first thing I want to say is that Iris Murdoch has a very good prose style It has the clarity and simplicity of good philosophical writing, proceeding smoothly from point to point, from premise to conclusion Yet her career as a novelist certainly shows itself in her great idiomatic and metaphoric flair, not at all overwritten or purple, but equally understated and clear Here is an exemplary paragraph from The Sublime and the Beautiful Revisited What is pictured here is very like Kant s The first thing I want to say is ...


  3. says:

    Murdoch is one of the kindest and most humble writers of philosophy I ve ever read She writes about existential themes without angst, with keen insight and admirable restraint With both her style and her substantive claims, she rightly balances the urge toward philosophy and the urge toward literature She directs her attention to some of the most lasting problems in philosophy without much simplification and she avoids over radical claims It s not standard academic fare, yet it comes from a Murdoch is one of the kindest and most humble writers of philosophy I ve ever read She writes about existential themes without angst, with keen insight and admirable restraint With both her sty...


  4. says:

    Murdoch says, in a revised conversation with Magee, any artist must be at least half in love with his unconscious mind which after all provides his motive force and does a great deal of his work Mine was behind Sketch of a Just Man, An instance from which telepathy can be proved, the poems, The Man Who Stopped Time, where it took over my writing hand to achieve exactly the effect it wanted, CORRESPONDENCE of John Cairns with Betty Clark Joan Ure , Phoenixflower, Dark Side of the Moon, the Murdoch says, in a revised conversation with Magee, any artist must be at least half in love with his unconscious mind which after all provides his motive force and does a great deal of his work Mine was behind Sketch of a Just Man, An instance from which telepathy can be proved, the poems, The Man Who Stopped Time, where it took over my writing hand to achieve exactly the effect it wanted, CORRESPONDENCE of John Cairns with Betty Clark Joan Ure , Phoenixflower, Dark Side of the Moon, the lot Murdoch didn t want to be obviously present in her artistic work Literature could be called a disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions If nothing sensuous is present no art is present Art is close play with unconscious forces Art is mimesis and good art is anamnesis, memory of what we did not know we knew That about sums up the book , lived by unconscious direction and realised at unc...


  5. says:

    Yet another book that I did not finish because it did not deliver what the title promised.The main focus on this book appears to be literature Philosophy seems to be the secondary purpose, and indeed it s almostabout what l...


  6. says:

    it took me about a year to get through these essays i really enjoyed her writing and philosphy what was a little difficult for me was the grouping of the essays i didn t get that i especially enjoyed the interview transcriptions, and the essays where she discussed the connection between lite...


  7. says:

    Very accessible and lucid despite her erudition.I actually enjoyed thisthan her novels, which I sometimes feel i readfor the scenery.Extremely useful even if you know as little as I do about philosophy.


  8. says:

    Pure philosophical genius


  9. says:

    Picked this up in new Mexico waiting to meet a friend in a bookstore So far it has its moments, though I m having to skip through.


  10. says:

    I had this on loan from the school library for over two years and never finished it Now I am leaving the school The bits I have read are great One day I will get my own copy.

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