Dr. H.M. Altorf

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Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley

Academic, Women In Parenthesis Collaborator


Hannah Marije Altorf was Reader in Philosophy and is presently a Research Fellow at the Iris Murdoch Research Centre, University of Chichester. She has written on the philosophical and literary works of Iris Murdoch and on different forms of philosophical dialogue. She is the author of Iris Murdoch and the Art of Imagining (Continuum 2008) and together with Mariëtte Willemsen she translated The Sovereignty of Good into Dutch (Boom 2003). She is an experienced facilitator of Socratic dialogues in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany.


‘Love of this World or Love of the Next: Rereading Iris Murdoch’s The Fire and the Sun and The Bell’. Studies in the Literary Imagination, Vol. 51.2 (2018), pp. 21-36.
‘Iris Murdoch and Common Sense, or What Is It Like to Be a Woman in Philosophy’. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 87 (2020), pp. 201-220.
‘Iris Murdoch’. D. Pritchard (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. Oxford University Press (2018). [http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com]
‘After cursing the library: Iris Murdoch and the (in)visibility of women in philosophy’. Hypatia 26.2 (2011), pp. 384-402.
‘Acastos’. M. Hopwood, S. Panizza (eds.), The Murdochian Mind. Routledge, 2021, pp. 68-79
Iris Murdoch and the Art of Imagining. London: Continuum, 2008. 
I. Murdoch, Over God en het Goede, vertaald en ingeleid door M. Altorf en M.F. Willemsen (translation of The Sovereignty of Good, with introductory essay). Amsterdam: Boom, 2003. 


London, England, United Kingdom

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