G. E. M. Anscombe
1919 – 2001
Who was G. E. M. Anscombe?
Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe, FBA better known as Elizabeth Anscombe, was a British analytic philosopher. She wrote on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, philosophical logic, philosophy of language, and ethics.
Born in Ireland, Anscombe was a student of Ludwig Wittgenstein and became an authority on his work and edited and translated many books drawn from his writings, above all his Philosophical Investigations. Anscombe's 1958 article "Modern Moral Philosophy" introduced the term "consequentialism" into the language of analytic philosophy, and had a seminal influence on contemporary virtue ethics. Her monograph Intention is generally recognised as her greatest and most influential work, and the continuing philosophical interest in the concepts of intention, action and practical reasoning can be said to have taken its main impetus from this work.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
- Mar 18, 1919
- Also known as
- Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe
- Elizabeth Anscombe
- United Kingdom
- St Hugh's College, Oxford
- Sydenham High School
- Jan 5, 2001
- Resting place
- Ascension Parish Burial Ground
on July 23, 2013
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"G. E. M. Anscombe." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Jun 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/g_e_m_anscombe>.