Underlying Murdoch’s moral philosophy is a concept of the individual as the ‘owner’ of their ‘inner life’ and of inner activity as morally significant. It is upon this belief in the individual’s consciousness and personal (moral) experience that Murdoch’s moral philosophy is built. It is also here, in her assertion of the self and the ‘inner life’, that Murdoch finds herself in stark conflict with the philosophies of her contemporaries, philosophies which have at best doubted, and at worst totally disregarded, the self.