Loading
Loading

ABOUT

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers features critical biographies of individuals who have contributed to the history of intellectual thought.

Growing each year, it currently includes over 8,000 thinkers from North America, Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the Middle East.

Anscombe"

PHILOSOPHER OF THE MONTH

Anscombe, Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret (1919–2001) 

G.E.M. Anscombe dedicated her philosophical career to original and impactful studies of intention, causation and morality. Her writing often broke with tradition and challenged taken-for-granted positions on facts, morality and truth. A pre-eminent analytic philosopher, Anscombe tackled a long line of English moral philosophers, and pursued a sustained critique of Hume’s philosophy to secure a seminal place for herself within the philosophy of mind, action theory, moral philosophy, ethics and the philosophy of logic.

Read more about G.E.M. Anscombe here.