Attention, Love, and Freedom In the Work of Iris Murdoch
A conversation with Prof. Benjamin Lipscomb
In this episode, our director, Michael Sacasas, talks with Dr. Benjamin Lipscomb about the work of the 20th-century philosopher and novelist, Iris Murdoch.
During the Fall 2022 semester, the Study Center hosted a reading group on The Sovereignty of Good, a collection of three lectures by Murdoch. In this conversation, Sacasas and Lipscomb walk through the major themes of that work with a focus on what we can learn from Murdoch about moral formation.
Dr. Lipscomb is Professor of Philosophy at Houghton University and the author of The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics. That book was the subject of Dr. Lipscomb’s previous conversation on the podcast, which you can listen to by clicking the link below.