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ABSTRACT. Establishing herself as a sophisticated intellectual historian of the crisis in language revolution Iris Murdoch defined her language philosophy for the readers and, in creating models for her fiction, she also enriched both her fiction and her philosophy although she never liked to be called a philosophical writer. Taking into consideration Murdoch’s world outlook, the present study focuses on aspects concerning her moral psychology as well as novelistic patterns, in a demonstration of the concept of the philosophical writer, sustained in the essays and then speculated in the novels. Her philosophical texts demonstrate the author’s awareness of conflicting discourses and offer an analysis of her response by carrying the ferment about language at all levels.

Keywords: philosophy; language; fiction

Felicia Burdescu
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University of Craiova

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