G. E. M. Anscombe’s Intention is a classic of twentieth-century philosophy. The work has been enormously influential despite being a dense and largely misunderstood text. It is a standard reference point for anyone engaging with philosophy of action and philosophy of psychology.
In this Routledge Philosophy GuideBook, Rachael Wiseman:
- situates Intention in relation to Anscombe’s moral philosophy and philosophy of mind
- considers the influence of Aquinas, Aristotle, Frege, and Wittgenstein on the method and content of Intention
- adopts a structure for assessing the text that shows how Anscombe unifies the three aspects of the concept of intention
- considers the influence and implications of the piece whilst distinguishing it from subsequent work in the philosophy of action
Ideal for anyone wanting to understand and gain a perspective on Elizabeth Anscombe’s seminal work, this guide is an essential introduction, useful in the study of the philosophy of action, ethics, philosophy of psychology and related areas.