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A rare treasure, 5 Jan 2013
Murdoch's meditations have a rare humanity to them for a work of metaphysics. The colossal scope of this work, spanning everything from Plato to Heidegger, the philosophy of mind to politics, morality and aesthetics is truly enlightening. Her witty and generous tributes to the likes of Schopenhauer and the qualified and wholly appropriate criticisms of the likes of Derrida, alongside clear and surgical analysis of Wittgenstein put this up as one of the most intelligent and unpretentious works of philosophy I have read. Wholly recommended to the general reader as well as the specialist philosopher, who she does a commendable job of bringing down to earth (but not too far).