“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Iris Murdoch on Love and Otherness

“Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. Love…is the discovery of reality.”

Iris Murdoch (“The Sublime and the Good”, in the Chicago Review, Vol. 13, 1959, p. 51)






One response to “Iris Murdoch on Love and Otherness”

  1. astrotometry Avatar

    Is it the only other thing that is real?

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