Philosophy by Postcard

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.

Between July and September 2019 you are invited to send a postcard to Iris Murdoch at 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. You will receive a reply to your 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 Anscombe Archive at University of Pennsylvania. You can read more about it here.


What would you write to a philosopher? What would you ask Iris Murdoch? What questions, queries, dilemmas or philosophical conundrums can you fit onto a postcard?