To celebrate the centenary of Murdoch An Post are issuing a beautiful commemorative stamp on 15th July 2019.

Join An Post and In Parenthesis to celebrate Murdoch’s philosophy, literature, and love of letter-writing by participating in an international #SlowPhilosophy exchange: #PhilosophybyPostcard.

We are looking for 100 philosophers to participate! Find out more and register here:

Between July and September 2019 the public will be invited to send a postcard to Iris Murdoch at her birthplace on Blessington Street, Dublin. The postal address will be released via this website on 15th July 2019. 100 postcards received will be selected and sent on to 100 waiting philosophers from around the globe. Postcard-writers will receive a reply to their postcard from a philosopher, written on a specially commissioned artist-designed postcard complete with a commemorative Murdoch stamp.

Philosophy by Postcard was inspired by the postcard exchange between Elizabeth Anscombe and Sir Anthony Kenny, held in the Collegium Institute archive at University of Pennsylvania. You can read more about it here.