Disciplines of Attention: Iris Murdoch on Consciousness, Criticism, and Thought (MGM Chapters 6–8)
This chapter explores the relevance of Iris Murdoch’s concept of consciousness for literary studies. In an examination of Chapters 6–8, I summarise Murdoch’s assessment of structuralism and show how it informs her endorsement of a critical practice grounded in attention. I conclude with a consideration of what Murdoch’s account of attention might offer to debates about critique.
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