The Philosophers’ Book Club: Iris Murdoch, Under the Net (Forum for Philosophy)
12 October, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, QMUL
Lecturer in Practical Philosophy, Munich School of Philosophy
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Professor, University of the Arts London