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The Sovereignty of Good (Routledge Classics) Hardcover – 18 May 2001

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (18 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041525552X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415255523
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,960,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'One of the very few modern books of philosophy which people outside academic philosophy find really useful.' - Mary Midgely

' ... Murdoch's attack is the fruit of a thorough professional involvement with the school of thought to which she is opposed.' - Anthony Quinton, Sunday Telegraph

'All three essays which make up this book, The Idea of Perfection, On `God' and `Good', and The Sovereignty of Good over Other Concepts, are superb.' - The Guardian

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'Iris never minded being unfashionable. That is what makes The Sovereignty of Good so good - what makes it, still, one of the very few modern books of philosophy which people outside academic philosophy find really helpful.' - Mary Midgley

Iris Murdoch once observed: 'philosophy is often a matter of finding occasions on which to say the obvious'. What was obvious to Murdoch, and to all those who read her work, is that Good transcends everything - even God. Throughout her distinguished and prolific writing career, she explored questions of good and bad, myth and morality. The framework for Murdoch's questions - and her own conclusions - can be found in The Sovereignty of Good. The Boston Review hailed these essays as 'her most influential pieces of philosophy'.

Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999). Irish-born British novelist and philosopher. Recipient of numerous awards and accolades, honours included the Booker McConnell Prize and


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