Monday, 5 May 2014

Elizabeth Anscombe on Why Intentions Matter

May 5, 2014 by  

Elizabeth Anscombe was inspired to theorise on morality after converting to Roman Catholicism. Photo of Chichester Cathedral, by Janet Cameron
Photo of Chichester Cathedral by Janet Cameron, all rights reserved.

Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (1919-2001) was born in Limerick, Ireland. From 1970 to 1986, she was Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge.
Anscombe is also noted as being responsible for bringing Ludwig Wittgenstein to the public’s attention; she met him during World War 2 at Cambridge, and attended his classes before becoming his greatest friend.
After Wittgenstein’s death in 1951, Anscombe helped edit his posthumous material and translated his Philosophical Investigations to great acclaim. Read more...

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