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Iris Murdoch and the Limits of Language

Words simply don’t do justice to any memory, argument, or work of fiction concocted in the mind. Language is an inadequate but necessary solution for addressing our disparate versions of reality. The post Iris Murdoch and the Limits of Language appeared first on The Millions.
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