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dc.contributor.authorMilligan, Tony
dc.identifier.citationMilligan , T 2014 , ' Love in dark times : Iris Murdoch on openness and the void ' , Religious Studies , vol. 50 , no. 01 , pp. 87-100 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2463290
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dc.description.abstractAfter situating Iris Murdoch's promotion of openness to love within a broadly Platonic ethic, I outline a familiar suspicion about such openness in the context of grief, where the finding of a new and intimate love may seem inappropriate. By drawing upon her treatment of spiritual crisis and grief as parallel instances of the void, I respond to this suspicion by arguing that love in the context of spiritual crisis offers a way to resist the dangers of the void and that similar considerations apply in the parallel case (grief). If we accept Murdoch's overall position we will then lack justification for rejecting love as a morally defensible pathway out of grief.en
dc.relation.ispartofReligious Studies
dc.subjectIris Murdoch
dc.subjectSpiritual Crisis
dc.subjectArts and Humanities(all)
dc.titleLove in dark times : Iris Murdoch on openness and the voiden
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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