Iris Murdoch and the Extraordinary Ambiguity of Art

Ruokonen, Floora
March 2008
Journal of Value Inquiry;Mar2008, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
The article discusses about Iris Murdoch and the extraordinary ambiguity of art. An interview with Murdoch on the difference between literature and philosophy is presented. Murdoch views that an individual can be lovingly embraced by art and not by philosophy. The author notes that although perfect loving vision is out of reach, it is still in the domain of personal love instead of experiences of art that virtue is exhibited in its true form without reward as a thing truly valuable in itself.


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