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Anscombe's Intention: A Guide

John Schwenkler


This book provides a careful, critical, and appropriately contextualized presentation of the main lines of argument in G.E.M. Anscombe’s seminal book, Intention, at a level appropriate to the advanced undergraduate but also capable of benefiting specialists in action theory, ethics, and the history of analytic philosophy. It begins by situating Anscombe’s project in relation to the controversy she initiated over the decision by the University of Oxford to award an honorary degree to Harry Truman, and the connection she saw between her Oxford colleagues’ willingness to excuse Truman’s murderous ... More

Keywords: G.E.M. Anscombe, action, intention, ethics, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Ludwig Wittgenstein, R.M. Hare, Gilbert Ryle, self-knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190052027
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190052027.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Schwenkler, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University