James K. A. Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College and the editor in chief of Image Journal. His next book, On the Road With Saint Augustine, will be published in October.
I am still fascinated and humbled at the way people know what to do in the face of loss.
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Rather than framing moral philosophy as just another form of epistemology (how can we know what to do?), Iris Murdoch was asking a more classical question: “How can we make ourselves morally better?” she asks. “These are the questions the philosopher should try to answer.”