The Philosophers’ Book Club: Iris Murdoch's UNDER THE NETHannah Marije Altorf, Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary University of London), Mara-Daria Cojocaru, Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary University of London)
We're discussing Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net. As both a philosopher and a novelist, Murdoch wanted to exploit the advantages ‘of having a mind on the borders of philosophy, literature, and politics’. True to that end, her first novel, Under the Net, is a comic meditation on everything from the nature of truth to living a moral life.
At the Philosophers’ Book Club, we select a work of fiction for philosophical dissection. Although you are encouraged to read the book in advance, it is by no means necessary.
- Hannah Marije Altorf, Reader in Philosophy, St. Mary’s University
- Lucy Bolton, Reader in Film Studies, QMUL
- Mara-Daria Cojocaru,Lecturer in Practical Philosophy, Munich School of Philosophy
- Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Professor, University of the Arts London
October 11, 2020, 6:00pm BST