Attention, Self, and The Sovereignty of Good

In Anne Rowe (ed.), Iris Murdoch: A reassessment. pp. 72-84 (2007)
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Iris Murdoch held that states of mind and character are of the first moral importance, and that attention to one's states of mind and character are a widespread source of moral failure. Maintaining both of these claims can lead to problems in the account of how one could become good. This paper explains the way in which Murdoch negotiated those problems, focusing, in particular on /The Sovereignty of Good/ and /The Nice and The Good/.
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