9781845400132

Human Life, Action and Ethics : Essays by G. E. M. Anscombe

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    9781845400132

  • ISBN10:

    1845400135

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-03-15
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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Summary

This is the first collection of essays by the celebrated philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe 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This new collection includes a) articles published subsequent to those volumes and not hitherto gathered, b) previously unpublished papers on human nature and practical philosophy, together with c) the classic essay "Modern Moral Philosophy," and a few otherwise difficult to obtain early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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Analytical philosophy and the spirituality of manp. 3
Has mankind one soul : an angel distributed through many bodies?p. 17
Human essencep. 27
Were you a zygote?p. 39
Embryos and final causesp. 45
Knowledge and reverence for human lifep. 59
The dignity of the human beingp. 67
Chisholm on actionp. 77
The causation of actionp. 89
Practical inferencep. 109
Practical truthp. 149
Does Oxford moral philosophy corrupt youth?p. 161
Modern moral philosophyp. 169
Good and bad human actionp. 195
Action, intention and 'double effect'p. 207
The controversy over a new moralityp. 227
Must one obey one's conscience?p. 237
Glanville Williams' The sanctity of life and the criminal law : a reviewp. 243
Who is wronged? : Philippa Foot on double effectp. 249
Prolegomenon to a pursuit of the definition of murder : the illegal and the unlawfulp. 253
Murder and the morality of euthanasiap. 261
Commentary on John Harris' 'Ethical problems in the management of severely handicapped children'p. 279
Sins of omission? : the non-treatment of controls in clinical trialsp. 285
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