Murdoch, Iris Jean

(1919– )
English philosopher and novelist. Born in Dublin, and educated at Somerville College, Oxford, Murdoch became Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford in 1948. She is best known as a novelist, but her philosophical writings begin with Sartre, Romantic Rationalist (1953) and include The Sovereignty of Good (1970) and Metaphysics and Morals (1992). As in many of her novels, she has been centrally concerned philosophically to explore the place of religious thought and morality as Platonic bulwarks against an apparently fragmented and meaningless world.

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  • Murdoch, Dame Jean Iris — (1919 1999)    Born in Dublin, she read classics, ancient history, and philosophy at Somerville College, Oxford, and philosophy as a postgraduate at Newnham College, Cambridge. Between 1942 and 1944 she worked in the British Treasury and then for …   British and Irish poets

  • Murdoch, Dame (Jean)Iris — Mur·doch (mûrʹdŏk ), Dame (Jean) Iris. 1919 1999. Irish born writer whose intricate and philosophical novels include Under the Net (1954), The Sea, the Sea (1978), and Jackson s Dilemma (1996). * * * …   Universalium

  • Murdoch, Dame (Jean) Iris — born July 15, 1919, Dublin, Ire. died Feb. 8, 1999, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng. British novelist and philosopher. A graduate of the University of Oxford, she worked as a university lecturer while pursuing her writing career. Her first published… …   Universalium

  • Murdoch, Dame (Jean) Iris — (15 jul. 1919, Dublín, Irlanda–8 feb. 1999, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Inglaterra). Novelista y filósofa británica. Graduada de la Universidad de Oxford, trabajó como profesora universitaria mientras se dedicaba a su carrera como escritora. El primer… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Iris Murdoch — Born 15 July 1919(1919 07 15) Dublin, Ireland Died 8 February 1999(1999 02 08) (aged 79) Oxfo …   Wikipedia

  • Murdoch — Murdoch, Iris * * * (as used in expressions) Murdoch, Dame (Jean) Iris Murdoch, (Keith) Rupert Sopwith, Sir Thomas (Octave Murdoch) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Iris Murdoch — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Murdoch. Iris Murdoch (15 juillet 1919, Dublin 8 février 1999, Oxford) est un écrivain britannique. Sommaire 1 Biographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Iris Murdoch — noun British writer (born in Ireland) known primarily for her novels (1919 1999) • Syn: ↑Murdoch, ↑Dame Jean Iris Murdoch • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Iris Murdoch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Murdoch — noun 1. British writer (born in Ireland) known primarily for her novels (1919 1999) • Syn: ↑Iris Murdoch, ↑Dame Jean Iris Murdoch • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author 2. United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Murdoch — /merr dok/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Murdoch Dame Jean Iris Murdoch Keith Rupert Sopwith Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch * * * …   Universalium

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