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Iris Murdoch

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Daniel Ferrer

on 12 April 2016

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Iris Murdoch
"Morality and Religion"

Rhetoric
Each paragraph is explaining a position on how morality and religion are related.
Overall issue she pursues is how religion affects what we think of as moral behavior.
Background
Born in Dublin, Ireland (1919-1999)
Wrote 26 novels
Considered one of the most important literary figures of her time.
Morality and Religion
Virtues are subjective
Duty without religion can exist
Religion is a form of heightened consciousness
"Guilt, especially deep apparently incurable guilt, can be on of the worst of human pains. To cure such an ill, because of human sin, God must exist" pg 368

Questions
Can morality exist if there is no evil?
Do you think religion will disappear?
Who do you think could be more moral a person who has a religion or person that does not?
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