Abstract

Am I acting ethically if I refrain from judging my brother who has just attempted, and failed, to murder me? Maybe; but is my action still ethical if I side with my brother against the person who has risked his life and rescued me? Probably not. Iris Murdoch in her novel The Green Knight complicates this whole affair even further when she draws clear parallels between her characters and Emmanuel Levinas’s idea of ethics. This paper discusses Murdoch’s engagement with Levinas’s concept of ethics and sheds light on those places where Murdoch’s philosophy clearly diverges from Levinas’s.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 347-362
Launched on MUSE
2013-02-08
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.