Co-sponsored by ACPA-American Catholic Philosophical Association
CYA-College Year in Athens
Dates: June 15-16, 2019
Venue: CYA-College Year in Athens , Daphne & George Hatsopoulos Hall, Plateia Stadiou 5, Kallimarmaro, Athens.
Jennifer A. Frey, University of South Carolina
Evgenia Mylonaki, College Year in Athens
This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Anscombe, one of the most significant philosophers of the twentieth century. A student of Wittgenstein, she edited and translated into English his Philosophical Investigations and wrote an Introduction to Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, a book arguably more difficult than the Tractatus itself. Donald Davidson described her monograph Intention as the most important treatment of action since Aristotle and her article Modern Moral Philosophy singlehandedly changed the course of moral philosophy in the 20th century. This conference will focus on issues at the intersection of these two major strands of her work and in particular it will attempt to explore how Anscombe understands the differences and connections between theorizing about human action and theorizing about ethics, or living well.
For the location of the conference venue, as well as some hotel and restaurant recommendations, you may refer to this map