Volume 45, Issue 1, February 2019
Martin E. Turkis II
Preliminary Meditations on Ethics and Aesthetics in Iris Murdoch and Michael Polanyi
This article explores intriguing resonances in the work of Michael Polanyi and Iris Murdoch, touching on ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and ontology, as well as Murdoch’s literary output. In so doing, it begins to outline a phenomenological approach to Platonist virtue ethics informed by Murdoch’s work and drawing heavily on Polanyi’s post-critical epistemology; it also gestures toward how such an approach might be applied in the classroom.