Murdoch’s Inner Life

The concept of “inner life” which includes: inner monologue, emotions and responses to the world -> all that happens within an individual, generally moral knowledge.

In Murdoch’s philosophy ‘the central concept of morality is “the individual”‘ (Murdoch, 1970a, p.30)

‘moral philosophy should begin with an accurate picture of man and yet allow, or show how, man may improve morally’

Does our idea communicate to society by making their inner life public? Does privacy and personal thought no longer exist? Is it public domain? If a person’s identity is their inner life, what happens when that life is no longer inwards?

http://books.google.com/books?id=8r_e_iCpB8gC&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=iris+murdoch+inner+lives&source=bl&ots=kdNq7A1an_&sig=-iZkHWh89Ylwkp7dUbi3B_sY1BY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=szFmUYvLFpTI4APh94DwBQ&ved=0CFAQ6AEwBQ

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