TITLE

Iris Murdoch and the Extraordinary Ambiguity of Art

AUTHOR(S)
Ruokonen, Floora
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Value Inquiry;Mar2008, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
35076977

 

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