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Ideas of G.E.M. Anscombe, by Text

[British, 1919 - 2001, Elizabeth Anscombe. Friend of Wittgenstein. Married to Peter Geach. Taught at both Oxford and Cambridge]

1957 Intention
p.9 p.15 Intentional actions are those which are explained by giving the reason for so acting
1958 Modern Moral Philosophy
p.175 p.175 'Ought' and 'right' are survivals from earlier ethics, and should be jettisoned
p.176 p.176 Universalising a maxim needs to first stipulate the right description for the action
p.176 p.176 The problem of getting to 'ought' from 'is' would also apply in getting to 'owes' or 'needs'
p.179 p.179 Between Aristotle and us, a Judaeo-Christian legal conception of ethics was developed
p.183 p.183 It would be better to point to failings of character, than to moral wrongness of actions
1965 The Intentionality of Sensation
p.-2 The qualities involved in sensations are entirely intentional
1971 Causality and Determinism
1 p.90 Since Mill causation has usually been explained by necessary and sufficient conditions
1 p.91 With diseases we easily trace a cause from an effect, but we cannot predict effects
2 p.97 To believe in determinism, one must believe in a system which determines events
2 p.102 Freedom involves acting according to an idea
1 p.3 Causation is relative to how we describe the primary relata
p.93 p.93 The word 'cause' is an abstraction from a group of causal terms in a language (scrape, push..)