Murdoch's Ontological Argument

European Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):769-784 (2023)
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Anselm’s ontological argument is an argument for the existence of God. This paper presents Iris Murdoch’s ontological argument for the existence of the Good. It discusses her interpretation of Anselm’s argument, her distinctive appropriation of it, as well as some of the merits of her version of the argument. In doing so, it also shows how the argument integrates some key Murdochian ideas: morality’s wide scope, the basicness of vision to morality, moral realism, and Platonism.

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Cathy Mason
Central European University
Matt Dougherty
University of Vienna

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Reconceiving Murdochian Realism.Cathy Mason - 2023 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 10:649-672.

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