The Sovereignty of Good

by Iris Murdoch

Series: Routledge Great Minds

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  • 9780415854733
  • 9781134575633
  • 9781134575701

Iris Murdoch was one of the great philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century and The Sovereignty of Good is her most important and enduring philosophical work. She argues that philosophy has focused, mistakenly, on what it is right to do rather than good to be and that only by restoring the notion of ‘vision’ to moral thinking can this distortion be corrected. This brilliant work shows why Iris Murdoch remains essential reading: a vivid and uncompromising style, a commitment to forceful argument, and a courage to go against the grain.

With a foreword by Mary Midgley.


  • Taylor and Francis; July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781134575633
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Sovereignty of Good
  • Series: Routledge Great Minds
  • Author: Iris Murdoch
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415854733
  • 9781134575633
  • 9781134575701
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415854733
  • 9781134575633
  • 9781134575701