The Rediscovery of Practical Syllogism in G.E.M. Anscombe’s Philosophy

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  • Elisa Grimi Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Genova

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G.E.M. Anscombe, Aristotle, Ethics, Practical syllogism

Abstract

The present paper proposes to analyse the role of the practical syllogism in G.E.M. Anscombe’s theory of action. To this end, I have first of all chosen to examine, even if in broad terms, the conception of practical syllogism as it is present in the Aristotelian doctrine, and to reveal/delineate some critical points found within it. The following section is the central part of the paper, where, starting from § 33 of Intention, a reflection is carried out on the practical syllogism, which is among Aristotle’s most significant discoveries, chiefly bringing into focus its teleological prospective. Action, in Anscombe’s thought, almost seems be the cornerstone of a profound, and in a certain sense “contextual”, comprehension of the subject.

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30-09-2012

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Grimi, Elisa. “The Rediscovery of Practical Syllogism in G.E.M. Anscombe’s Philosophy”. Acta Philosophica 21, no. 2 (September 30, 2012): 351–362. Accessed July 25, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3877.

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