Having looked at the component parts which make up Murdoch’s moral vision, we are now in a position to evaluate her philosophy in its entirety and consider her legacy. In all the chapters, each of which examines one theme of Murdoch’s thought, there are elements which provide insights and pointers for contemporary ethics. Before moving on to consider this legacy, we will first take some time to consider Murdoch’s moral vision. It is only when it is all taken together that we can see why it has been suggested that Murdoch is a visionary rather than a philosopher in the more usual sense; Murdoch really does concern herself with the totality of human life and she has tried to address the question of ‘How can I be good?’1