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Candace Vogler discusses work of Elizabeth Anscombe in the New York Times

This week marks the ten year anniversary of the death of Catholic philosopher Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe, and the New York Times article recounted her growing popularity years after her death. Among those interviewed was Candace Vogler, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College, who organized a conference on Anscombe in 2008. Vogler recalls having a photocopy of one of Anscombe’s books in graduate school because it was out of print.

From the New York Times:

“But as of about the last five years, people are acting as if she’s this new, important philosopher,” Professor Vogler said in the article, pointing out that this huge groundswell of interest in her means that “she is the next big thing.”

Philosophers are primarily interested in Miss Anscombe’s action theory. But Professor Vogler says that a true appreciation of her includes the religious writing.

Read more about Anscombe and Vogler’s interview here.

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