25 Sept 2019 Question: What would Iris Murdoch have to say regarding the warring parties and the issue of public health?

Philosopher's reply

Dear Bev,

I think Murdoch would want public health officials and those cautious of vaccines to have better conversations with each other’s perspectives. This might be more constructive than continuing to fight. Thanks for the great question!

All the best,
Katherine Furman

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Katherine Furman

University College Cork, Ireland

Murdoch provides an example of what it can mean to be a philosopher. One in which the philosopher need not be a detached thinker, secluded from the concerns of society. Rather, she offers us a model of being a philosopher that involves friendship, literature, art, and the messy reality of the world. This is the kind of philosopher that I aspire to be.

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