Mar 19

Reading for Life and Love: Iris Murdoch as Novelist and Philosopher

Robert Zaretsky, Ph.D.

At the start of Iris Murdoch’s novel, The Black Prince, the narrator announces, “Man’s creative struggle, his search for wisdom and truth, is a love story.” Not surprisingly, this observation also applies to Murdoch’s understanding of the good life and great literature. One of the 20th century’s most important writers of fiction and philosophy, Murdoch made love the singular focus of her work. Over the course of four classes, we will explore this subject in both The Black Prince, as well as Murdoch’s philosophical essay “The Sovereignty of Good.”

Four-Week Course Schedule | Tuesdays
Mar 19 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mar 26 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Apr 02 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Apr 09 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.