Timothy Chappell/ Sabina Lovibond/ Kristina Musholt
Monday 28 January 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Timothy Chappell, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Centre, The Open University
Sabina Lovibond, Emeritus Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Worcester College, University of Oxford
Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
The work of Iris Murdoch (1919-99) inspires growing enthusiasm and curiosity. Yet perhaps just because of her striking originality, her achievement is hard to place on the cultural map. Is she essentially an academic philosopher, a novelist, or a brilliant but unclassifiable individual thinker? And if we picture her as an iconic ‘woman philosopher’, is this a distraction or a source of insight?