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Dialogues - on Iris Murdoch

Date:28 January 2013, 6:30pm to
28 January 2013, 8:15pm
Location:Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

In this series two thinkers engage in lively discussion about a fundamental question, an important event, an extraordinary idea, or a great mind.  

  • Timothy Chappell, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Centre, The Open University
  • Sabina Mary Lovibond, Emeritus Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Worcester College, University of Oxford
  • Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

The work of Iris Murdoch (1919-99) inspires growing enthusiasm and curiosity. Yet perhaps just because of her striking originality, her achievement is hard to place on the cultural map. Is she essentially an academic philosopher, a novelist, or a brilliant but unclassifiable individual thinker? And if we picture her as an iconic 'woman philosopher', is this a distraction or a source of insight?

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