I just gave a talk on Elizabeth Anscombe to my parish Council of Catholic Women, and it was a big success! I am so excited! None of these women had ever heard of her before, and going into it I had my doubts that I could win them over, since the ones on the Right accept the Bomb, and the ones on the Left accept Abortion (you know the problem) and none have much use for academic philosophy.
BUT! I tried to craft the talk so EA would capture their interest and sympathy before I detonated the stuff that would blow their minds—- and I think it worked! I think they all ended up “on her side,” and wanting to know lots more about her and her tremendous ethical judgments so important for our...READ MORE