Iris Murdoch On Causality And Chance

46A34B8C-DCA2-446E-A98E-D4AC0C685910Iris Murdoch (July 15, 1919–February 8, 1999)

Causality and chance … are the same things looked at two ways. Of course we are rather mechanical, and psychoanalysis can offer us some useful generalities about ourselves. But everything that is important and valuable and good belongs with the little piece of us which is not mechanical and no one who is not bemused by philosophy or a youthful mood really doubts the existence of this piece.