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Anscombe on Spirit and Intention

John Finnis

in Intention and Identity

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580064
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729386 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.003.0004
Anscombe on Spirit and Intention

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This chapter presents a 2009 essay which reviews posthumously published papers of Elizabeth Anscombe. It draws attention to her energetic affirmation and explanatory illustration of the reality of human soul and the spiritual (as well as bodily) nature of human life. It extends and is extended by the remarks on her treatment (and Wittgenstein's) of this volume's Introduction. It also critiques Simon Blackburn's understanding of Anscombe's ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’, and her own treatment of intention in her works on morality (as distinct from her great book Intention).

Keywords: Anscombe; intention; spirit; Wittgenstein; Blackburn

Chapter.  5116 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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