• "This is philosophy dragged from the cloister, dusted down and made freshly relevant"

    Terry Eagleton, Guardian
  • " enchants with a clause that sets you day-dreaming, captivates with a stream of thought, empowers with reminiscences"

    London Review of Books
  • "It is a great congested work, a foaming sourcebook, about life, imagination, tragedy, philosophy, morality, religion and art"

  • "Remarkable... Iris Murdoch has once again put us all in her debt"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Anyone who has even the slightest interest in philosophical matters will find Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals an utterly absorbing book"

    Wall Street Journal

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