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Review of Iris Murdoch’s Sovereignty of Good

I’d agree with Iris Murdoch ‘an unexamined life can be virtuous.’  ‘Goodness is a function of the will.’  ‘Thought cannot be thought unless it is directed towards a conclusion.’  I can’t agree it follows its own paths without the intervention … Continue reading

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Review of Iris Murdoch’s ‘Sartre’

This is the first book of Iris Murdoch I read except for the introduction which came later.  She says ‘Sartre attempts to see history as “driven… by human willed purposes, so that it’s explanation and being lies in a study … Continue reading

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Review of Iris Murdoch’s The Philosopher’s Pupil

I did much of this yesterday, lost to Goodreads, which flickers. It’s the narrator says he knows ‘Delphi is empty.’ It is. The gods might as well be in Britain. The author’s playful, ‘If George was in a novel he … Continue reading

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Revelations

I wasn’t sure I would go and if I did that I’d read; there was nothing appropriate in Mayakovsky to pay tribute to John’s communism.  John – not Elliott – wanted to go; of the Writers’ Group, he rated John’s … Continue reading

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Short Exegesis (of An instance from which telepathy can be proved,…)

Short Exegesis: a story in Dadaoism (An Anthology) starts without a title.  In the contents it’s called Instance.  The first sentence implies: a first person past narrative; that this is one of annual visits from far-off to another character called … Continue reading

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