This project introduces Murdoch’s work on moral vision and asks: what is the relation between morality and art?
This worksheet focuses on Iris Murdoch’s conception of Moral Vision. Motivated by a dissatisfaction, not just with particular views in ethical philosophy, but by the way ethical philosophy is conceived and practiced, Murdoch offers an alternative conception of ethics. Not only does she offer a distinctive view, focusing on quite novel concepts in the discourse of ethics (love, attention, vision, art, and particularity), she offers a distinctive way of doing ethical philosophy. In this worksheet, students are encouraged to engage with Murdoch’s ideas, explore and think about their application. For additional support please download the teacher's supplementary notes.