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Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe 1919–2001

Jenny Teichman

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

Elizabeth Anscombe, Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, was a philosopher who worked at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Her ... More


 Primum Mobile

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The problem of occasion: why did Lewis write the Chronicles of Narnia? Writing was always the way to freedom for him, and the debate about Naturalism with Elizabeth Anscombe at the Socratic Club ... More


Kant and the First Person

C. Thomas Powell

in Kant's Theory of Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244486
eISBN:
9780191680779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244486.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the views of Immanuel Kant on the first person as they relate to his theory of self-consciousness and compares them with those of Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe. In recent ... More


Introduction

Talbot Brewer

in The Retrieval of Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557882
eISBN:
9780191720918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This Introduction starts by discussing the purpose of looking at ethics in philosophy and examines the history of ethics in a wider context. Virtue ethics is mentioned in relation to Elizabeth ... More


Intention and Side Effects: John Finnis and Elizabeth Anscombe *

Gormally Luke

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that John Finnis is mistaken in thinking that his understanding of the scope of intention has been faithful to the conception of intentional action developed in Elizabeth ... More


Aggregation and Two Moral Methods

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores whether the number of people we can help counts morally in deciding what to do in conflict situations when we cannot help everyone. It begins by reconsidering the arguments of ... More


Anscombe on the Expression of Intention: An Exegesis

Richard Moran and Martin J. Stone

in The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190633776
eISBN:
9780190633806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633776.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This paper asks an interpretive question about the place of “expression of intention” in Anscombe’s opening presentation of three familiar employments of a concept of intention, commonly taken as ... More


Antirealist Expressivism and Quasi-Realism

Simon Blackburn

David Copp (ed.)

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195147797
eISBN:
9780199785841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147790.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Expressivism is the view that the function of normative sentences is not to represent a kind of fact, but to avow attitudes, prescribe behavior, or the like. The idea can be found in David Hume. In ... More


Interpreting Davidson on Intentional Action

Frederick Stoutland

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter illustrates how Davidson’s works on the philosophy of action have spawned a widely accepted view that differs from his own in a number of respects. Critics of the standard story, of ... More


Bodily Ownership, Bodily Awareness, and Knowledge without Observation

José Luis Bermúdez

in The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Fredérique de Vignemont has argued that there is a positive quale of bodily ownership. She thinks that tactile and other forms of somatosensory phenomenology incorporate a distinctive feeling of ... More


Intention and Side Effects

John Finnis

in Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580064
eISBN:
9780191729386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

With a focus on English criminal law, particularly in terms of murder, as expounded at the highest level in recent decades, this chapter distinguishes in detail between intention and desire, and ... More


Positivism and ‘Authority’

John Finnis

in Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580088
eISBN:
9780191729409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines some main features of Hart's methodology. It proceeds to a consideration of ‘conceptual analysis’, by showing how it is possible to devise (as Rolf Sartorius did in the ... More


Anscombe on Practical Knowledge

Richard Moran

in The Philosophical Imagination: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190633776
eISBN:
9780190633806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633776.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The notion of “practical knowledge” is a central part of the philosophical account of intentional action in Elizabeth Anscombe’s monograph Intention. It is characterized in a number of different ... More


Meredith & Ends

Jami Bartlett

in Object Lessons: The Novel As a Theory of Reference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226369655
eISBN:
9780226369792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369792.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter defines and analyzes the “impacted object” in George Meredith’s The Egoist, arguing that the incomprehensible compression of his aphorisms and the tedium of his plots should be read as a ... More


Introduction

Jami Bartlett

in Object Lessons: The Novel As a Theory of Reference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226369655
eISBN:
9780226369792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Opening with an analysis of the first chapter of Dickens’s Great Expectations, this introduction presents the case for a reading of the realist novel informed by analyses of reference in the ... More


The Practical Knowledge Response

Berislav Marušić

in Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714040
eISBN:
9780191782497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter consider and rejects the Practical Knowledge Response. According to this response, we can rationally believe that we will do what we are promising or resolving to do, when promising or ... More


C. S. Lewis’s Rewrite of Chapter III of Miracles

Elizabeth Anscombe

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In 1948, Elizabeth Anscombe, then a student of Wittgenstein and a research fellow at Oxford, publicly challenged C. S. Lewis’s central argument against naturalism. In response to her criticisms, ... More


Murdoch and the Monolith

Jami Bartlett

in Object Lessons: The Novel As a Theory of Reference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226369655
eISBN:
9780226369792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369792.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter returns the concept of the novel as a theory of reference to its beginning, and argues that, for the philosopher and novelist Iris Murdoch, narrative itself is a theory of reference. The ... More


Memories of the Socratic Club

Stella Aldwinckle

in C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190214340
eISBN:
9780190239756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

From 1942 to 1955, C. S. Lewis was president of the Oxford Socratic Club, a student and faculty club dedicated to constructive debates between Christians and non-Christians. It was in this club that ... More


The Social Act and Its Self-Consciousness

Richard Moran

in The Exchange of Words: Speech, Testimony, and Intersubjectivity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873325
eISBN:
9780190873356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873325.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter returns to the idea of two forms of agential knowledge, as that applies to “social acts of mind,” and act-descriptions which only apply to what is done intentionally (Anscombe). This ... More


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