publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

The Importance of Attention in Morality An Exploration of Iris Murdoch’s Philosophy

Panizza, Silvia;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2015
  • Country: Japan
Abstract
This thesis explores the role of attention in morality as presented by Iris Murdoch. The aim is to offer a clear and detailed understanding of Murdoch’s concept of attention, its metaphysical presuppositions and its implications for morality, and, if Murdoch’s view as developed here is found to be plausible, to suggest how attention can be considered to play an important role in morality. The moral concept of attention presented in this work involves particular epistemic attitudes and faculties that are meant to enable the subject to apprehend moral reality and thus achieve correct moral understanding and moral responses. The thesis is divided into three parts. ...
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