Murdoch on Good and Evil

Chang ZHENG

Abstract


Iris Murdoch is the most outstanding British moral philosopher in the 20th century. Her philosophical researches concentrate on the moral awareness of British people in the sea of turmoil caused by the confrontations between material world and spiritual realm. She holds that in the modern world where God is absent, people should take the highest goodness as their moral belief. She endeavors to provide people in the West with Oriental Buddhism to achieve spiritual salvation. As a sentient being, one can surpass the boundaries and get rid of those things obsessing him, and in this manner, he can have a clear idea about the real world in which other people live and strike a balance between himself and otherness.


Keywords


Iris Murdoch; Goodness; Vice; Freedom

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11225

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