Transcript of the address by Dr. Esther McIntosh, “Religion in Public: Macmurray on Religion and Politics” delivered at our 2012 Conference last October: “What it Means to be a Person: The Religious Philosophy of John Macmurray”
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This website is dedicated to exploring the work of the 20th century British philosopher John Macmurray.
Macmurray was interested in understanding what it means to be a person. He had a gift for writing with simplicity whilst at the same time offering sharp conceptual analysis. His writing offers us a wholly new perspective on the human condition. His thinking is relevant to the problems we face as a world today.
Macmurray’s highly original work – mostly written in the 30s, 40s and 50s – is little known. His thinking was out of tune with the mood of British philosophy in that period, and the academic community have largely ignored his work. Despite this Macmurray has had a ‘quiet’ influence in fields as varied as psychotherapy, theology and politics.
The aim of the John Macmurray Fellowship is to make more widely known the writings and philosophy of John Macmurray, and to bring together for study and discussion those interested in his life and work. This is a new website. We welcome comments, ideas and suggestions.
The Fellowship organises conferences and meetings, and produces a regular newsletter. Find out more