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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers features critical biographies of individuals who have contributed to the history of intellectual thought.

Growing each year, it currently includes over 8,000 thinkers from North America, Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Middle East.

Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch was a British novelist and philosopher. Murdoch spent most of her life dedicated to her literary and philosophical pursuits. Her achievements as a philosopher were often over-shadowed by her success as a novelist but her philosophical views on morality, sexual relationships and the nature of self-consciousness permeated throughout her fiction as much as her philosophical works. In recent years, a re-appraisal on Murdoch’s contribution to philosophy has recognised her substantial role in post-war Anglo-American philosophy.