Human Life, Action and Ethics: Essays by G. E. M. Anscombe
St. Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs, Volume 4
Mary Geach and Luke Gormally, Editors
This collection of essays by the celebrated philosopher Elizabeth
Anscombe is the first since the publication of three volumes of her papers
in 1981. This new collection includes a) articles published subsequent to
those volumes and not hitherto gathered, b) previously unpublished papers on
human nature and practical philosophy, together with c) the classic essay
"Modern Moral Philosophy", and a few otherwise difficult to obtain early
pieces such as her Listener article "Does Oxford Moral Philosophy Corrupt
the Youth?". The appearance of this volume is a major publishing event.
"The editors and the publishers have done philosophy a great service." --
"The essays reprinted here show the extraordinary originality and great
interest of Anscombe’s work in action theory and moral philosophy." --
"The late Professor Elizabeth Anscombe was without doubt one of the most
distinguished professional philosophers of her generation. She was also a
devout Catholic. Anscombe had a powerful intellect, was a disciple and
translator of Wittgenstein and, until 1986, occupied the Chair that he once
held at Cambridge University. .... We have in this book some products of a
powerful mind, prone to occasional inaccuracy, that are especially
interesting to Catholics because they are rooted in profound faith." --
Table of Contents
- Preface by Luke Gormally
- Introduction by Mary Geach
- Human Life
- Analytical Philosophy and the Spirituality of Man
- Has Mankind One Soul: An Angel Distributed Through Many Bodies?
- Human Essence
- Were You a Zygote?
- Embryos and Final Causes
- Knowledge and Reverence for Human Life
- The Dignity of the Human Being
- Action and Practical Reason
- Chisholm on Action
- The Causation of Action
- Practical Inference
- Practical Truth
- Does Oxford Moral Philosophy Corrupt Youth?
- Modern Moral Philosophy
- Good and Bad Human Action
- Action, Intention and 'Double Effect'
- The Controversy over a New Morality
- Must One Obey One's Conscience?
- Glanville Williams' The Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law: A Review
- Who is Wronged? Philippa Foot on Double Effect
- Prolegomenon to a Pursuit of the Definition of Murder: The Illegal and
- Murder and the Morality of Euthanasia
- Commentary on John Harris' 'Ethical Problems in the Management of
Severely Handicapped Children'
- Sins of Omission? The Non-Treatment of Controls in Clinical Trials
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