Thinker of the Week: Iris Murdoch


Name: Dame Jean Iris Murdoch

Born: 1919

Died: 1999

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Fave Subjects: Art, Beauty, How To Be Good, Power

Career Highlights:

  • wrote more than 25 books, including novels, philosophy, and plays
  • won a Booker Prize for one of her novels
  • called one of the best English writers of modern times
  • made a Dame Commander of the British Empire

Big Question:

How do beauty and goodness go together? If we call something beautiful, does that mean it’s good too? What about vice versa?

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