This month we’re looking in more detail at Anscombe’s writings on moral philosophy, and in particular her critique of the ‘Oxford Moral Philosophy’ of the 1950s.
- 1956. Mr Truman’s Degree. (Oxford: Oxonion Press, 1956).
- 1957. ‘Does Oxford Moral Philosophy Corrupt the Youth?’, The Listener, 57, no. 1455, 14 Feb. 1957. Plus, Letters to the editor from R. M. Hare and Nowell-Smith and G. E. M. Anscombe.
- 1961. ‘The Influence of Pacifism’. Extract from ‘War and Murder’ reprinted in Ethics Religion, Politics: Collected Philosophical Papers vol. 3 (Blackwell: 1981), pp. 55-58
For background on the moral philosophy of the first half of the twentieth century, see Mary Warnock’s excellent Ethics Since 1900, London, New York, Oxford University Press 1960.
We’ll be meeting to discuss on 22nd July 2016.
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