the triumph of the therapeutic

#34 – Against Dryness


If you don’t believe in anything, how can you make meaningful art?

Scott and Dr. Karl Schudt discuss their first encounter with philosopher-novelist Iris Murdoch. Her essay “Against Dryness” addresses that question, along with the ideas and forces that brought that question about.

Looking at art and of literature, Murdoch laments the loss of moral context, concepts and a full vocabulary for the examination of human personality. Scott and Karl agree.

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