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Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature #2020

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

  • Title: Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature
  • Author: Iris Murdoch George Steiner Peter Conradi
  • ISBN: 9780140264920
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature By Iris Murdoch George Steiner Peter Conradi, 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.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.

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    1. 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 influenced than just my views on novels but rather on general ethics and how people should treat one another entirely I recently read this again and was no less moved than by the first time I read it over ten years ago.

    2. 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 idea [...]

    3. 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 mind [...]

    4. 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 almost about what literature can teach us of philosophy.The problem is the title puts Philosophy first and I expected a philosophy centric approach, which I did not get Indeed, the section titles were also misleading Towards a Practical Mysticism did no such thing.

    5. 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 literature and philosphy.

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

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. I loved it but of course I would Let you into a secret though, can t remember much about the content at all except the neo platonic drive for the Good.

    10. A great set of essays from a brilliant philosopher novelist, one gets a glimpse of a versatile thinker and writer Worth reading.

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