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The Sovereignty of Good

By Iris Murdoch

Foreword by Mary Midgley

© 2014 – Routledge

110 pages

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Iris Murdoch was one of the great philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century and The Sovereignty of Good is her most important and enduring philosophical work. She argues that philosophy has focused, mistakenly, on what it is right to do rather than good to be and that only by restoring the notion of ‘vision’ to moral thinking can this distortion be corrected. This brilliant work shows why Iris Murdoch remains essential reading: a vivid and uncompromising style, a commitment to forceful argument, and a courage to go against the grain.

With a foreword by Mary Midgley.

Table of Contents

Foreword to Routledge Great Minds Edition 1. The Idea of Perfection 2. On 'God' and 'Good' 3. The Sovereignty of Good Over Other Concepts Index

About the Series

Routledge Great Minds

ROUTLEDGE GREAT MINDS

Myth and Meaning Claude Levi-Strauss

Relativity Albert Einstein

The Sovereignty of Good Iris Murdoch

What I Believe Bertrand Russell

Leonardo da Vinci Sigmund Freud

The Undiscovered Self Carl Gustav Jung

Sketch for a Theory of the Emotions Jean-Paul Sartre

Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus Ludwig Wittgenstein

Letter to a Priest Simone Weil

On Dialogue David Bohm

Routledge Classics is a stable of over two hundred ground-breaking books which inspire, enlighten and provoke in equal measure. Routledge Great Minds presents ten of the best shorter works from the Classics series where some of its leading authors provide, in brief and accessible form, pithy statements of their ideas and arguments. Ideal for those unfamiliar with their work as a whole, for the time-pressed, or for the merely curious, these books contain the ideas of a great thinker in a nutshell. They are also an excellent starting point for anyone coming to Routledge Classics for the first time. Each volume includes a new foreword by a leading authority in the field.

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