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The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

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The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe, edited by Luke Gormally, David Albert Jones and Roger Teichmann

Elizabeth Anscombe's 1958 essay 'Modern Moral Philosophy' transformed the subject, undermining the assumption that there is no connection between facts, values, and reasons for action; and directing attention towards the virtues. Her later ethical writings were focused on particular issues such as those of conscience, double-effect, murder, and sexual ethics. In this collection of new essays these and other aspects of her moral philosophy are examined. Anyone interested in Anscombe's work will want to read this volume.

"Elizabeth Anscombe has been described as the greatest woman philosopher of all time. That may well be true. What is certain is that in the latter half of the twentieth century Anscombe could hold her own with any philosopher in the world." - Anthony Kenny

"I met Elizabeth Anscombe in 1960, and was overwhelmed by her brilliance. Since then I have been impressed by the philosophical and human depth of her work time and time again. She was truly one of the great philosophers of the twentieth century." - Hilary Putnam

"Elizabeth Anscombe was the most important of Wittgenstein's pupils, with an intellect as great and wide-ranging as her teacher's. She thought deeply, wrote beautifully, and was never taken in by pretence." - Roger Scruton