Original scientific paper
Attending to Reality: Iris Murdoch on the Moral Good
; Andrews University, USA
APA 6th Edition
Jerončić, A. (2013). Attending to Reality: Iris Murdoch on the Moral Good. Biblijski pogledi, 21 (1-2), 0-0. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/140771
MLA 8th Edition
Jerončić, Ante. "Attending to Reality: Iris Murdoch on the Moral Good." Biblijski pogledi, vol. 21, no. 1-2, 2013, pp. 0-0. https://hrcak.srce.hr/140771. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.
Chicago 17th Edition
Jerončić, Ante. "Attending to Reality: Iris Murdoch on the Moral Good." Biblijski pogledi 21, no. 1-2 (2013): 0-0. https://hrcak.srce.hr/140771
Jerončić, A. (2013). 'Attending to Reality: Iris Murdoch on the Moral Good', Biblijski pogledi, 21(1-2), pp. 0-0. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/140771 (Accessed 29 September 2022)
Jerončić A. Attending to Reality: Iris Murdoch on the Moral Good. Biblijski pogledi [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2022 September 29];21(1-2). Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/140771
A. Jerončić, "Attending to Reality: Iris Murdoch on the Moral Good", Biblijski pogledi, vol.21, no. 1-2, pp. 0-0, 2013. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/140771. [Accessed: 29 September 2022]
Even a scant acquaintance with current cultural and philosophical trends will readily point to a widespread predilection for subjectivist forms of moral reasoning. By “subjectivist” I refer to various non-cognitivist and constructionist paradigms in moral philosophy and popular parlance that reduce ethical statements to expressions of individual or collective preferences, feelings, or prejudices stripped of any object-given normativity. Th e following are but some of the factors that fuel such perspectives: the proverbial fact/value dichotomy and anti-realist sentiments pervading large swaths of analytic philosophy; poststructuralist and postcolonial “genealogies” that tie the language of universal morality to discourses of power, patriarchy, and totalitarian agency; and the utilization of the language of virtues, values, and “moral clarity” for a specifi c set of domestic and foreign policy commitments. Such intellectual positions, accordingly, result in a double remove of ethics: from the structure of reality on the hand and from human existence and accounts of human fl ourishing on the other. In order to interrogate these issues at a greater length, I will briefl y turn to Iris Murdoch’s moral philosophy in order to examine how her specifi c form of ethical realism addresses such claims about ethics. Despite some reservations about the cogency of her approach, I will argue that her basic intuition to connect
morality with the wider realm of meaning and accounts of human fl ourishing is indispensable for any theological account of the humanization of life.
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