Esther McIntosh, Editor
This volume presents a selection of the philosophical writings of John
Macmurray (1891-1976), who is now receiving more attention because of
his emphasis on the relations of persons. Macmurray was an eclectic
writer who addressed concerns in education, science and art that stemmed
from his understanding of human agency. His overriding concern was to
present an adequate account of the person and of personal relationship,
but his recognition of the central importance of human embodiment has
also been favourably received in several fields. His view of human
agency led Macmurray into a discussion of the ethics of personal and
political relations and a critique of otherworldly religion. His
philosophy is therefore also informed by fairly unconventional religious
Table of Contents
Part One: Dualism and Its Solution
1. From 'Dualism of Mind and Matter'
2. From 'What is Action'
3. From 'Reason in the Emotional Life'
Part Two: Early Relationships
1. From 'Mother and Child'
2. From 'The Rhythm of Withdrawal and Return'
Part Three: Political Implications
1. From 'The Conception of Society'
2. From 'A Government by the People'
3. From 'Freedom in the Personal Nexus'
4. From 'Persons and Functions I-IV'
Part Four: Religious Engagement
1. From 'Self Realization'
2. From 'What is Religion About? I-IV'
3. From 'Prolegomena to a Christian Ethic'
Esther McIntosh is Lecturer in Religion, Gender and Ethics at the
University of Leeds.
· ISBN 0-907845-73-8 ·
Published July 2004 by Imprint Academic · Paperback ·
198 pages · $25.90 ·
|John Macmurray: Selected Philosophical Writings
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