As a buddhist christian; the misappropriation of Iris Murdoch

Heythrop Journal 52 (6):993-1008 (2011)
Abstract
This is a rebuttal of influential attempts to appropriate Murdoch for either Christianity or Buddhism. I show that Maria Antonaccio and Peter Byrne ignore Murdoch's explicit statements and misunderstand Murdoch’s interest in the Ontological Argument. I explain how St. Anselm’s remark ‘I believe in order to understand’ is properly connected with Murdoch’s parable of the Mother-in-Law: Murdoch is here offering support for a virtue epistemology. Later, I explore the merits and dangers of exegesis from Peter J. Conradi and Gordon Graham treating Murdoch as a kind of Buddhist. I argue that the sense in which Murdoch is speaking as a ‘ Buddhist Christian’ makes her a third kind of thinker resembling a Buddhist on some points, and a Christian on others
Keywords Epistemology  Theology  Moral Philosophy  Virtue Ethics  Plato  Iris Murdoch  Maria Antonaccio  Peter Byrne  Peter J. Conradi  Katsuki Sekida
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2265.2010.00645.x
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,621
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Moral Vision: Iris Murdoch and Alasdair Maclntyre. [REVIEW]Michael Schwartz - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 90 (S3):315 - 327.
Iris Murdoch's Everyday "Metaphysical Entities".David Robjant - 2000 - Minerva - An Internet Journal of Philosophy 4:1.
Iris Murdoch, Philosopher: A Collection of Essays.Christopher Cordner - 2013 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (1):142-143.
Iris Murdoch and the Nature of Good.Elizabeth Burns - 1997 - Religious Studies 33 (3):303-313.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-04-19

Total downloads

59 ( #88,814 of 2,168,962 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #346,364 of 2,168,962 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums