The Philosophers’ Book Club: Iris Murdoch's UNDER THE NET
Hannah Marije Altorf, Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary University of London), Mara-Daria Cojocaru, Lucy Bolton (Queen Mary University of London)

October 12, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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London School of Economics

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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


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October 11, 2020, 6:00pm BST

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