Jane Heal FBA and Dr Rachael Wiseman discuss highlights of Anscombe’s exceptional life,...Read More
Inspired by In Parenthesis, our own research group has spent our last few sessions examining some essays by Anscombe and Murdoch. I have found seeing these philosophers as part of a distinct school of thought very helpful to...Read More
Sam Cooper discusses the content of a letter sent by Anscombe to Foot, discussing Aquinas’ views on charity and justice. This post concerns the ‘practical problem’.Read More
Sam Cooper discusses the content of a letter sent by Anscombe to Foot, discussing Aquinas’ views on charity and justice. This post concerns the ‘abstract problem’.Read More
Both Foot and Anscombe talk about Aquinas quite often, and both of them seem to take it for granted that Aquinas’ thought can be elucidated by thinking about it from directions provided by Wittgenstein; not just that Aquinas can be corrected or improved by the addition of a Wittgensteinian perspective, but rather that what Aquinas himself actually thought can be elucidated by looking at his work from such an angle. Both of them do this quite often, sometimes implicitly and sometimes explicit, but almost always very casually, as if it is quite obvious that this is how it should be. But in what sense in Aquinas Wittgensteinian?!Read More
We’ve done our best to make sure this lifeline is accurate and complete. Please let us know if you spot any errors or omissions. Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (1919-2001) 1919 (18 March) Born to Gertrude...Read More
Rachael Wiseman’s book on Elizabeth Anscombe’s Intention has been recently published by Routledge in their Philosophy Guidebook series. “This book is clearly, beautifully and thoroughly organized. The content...Read More
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