In the last chapter we explored Murdoch’s critiques of the prevailing philosophies of her contemporaries and her dissatisfaction with their pictures of the self, regarding them as reductionist. In opposition to such schemas Murdoch asserts the importance of the ‘inner life’ and celebrates the capacity of individuals to have knowledge about themselves and the world. For her, ordinary human experience is a vital source of knowledge, particularly moral knowledge. It is from experience that we know that moral values are real, and in light of such experience that we order our thoughts and feelings, and according to which we act.