28th Annual Bishop Hurst Lecture
Spring 1987 Brochure
Prof. G. E. M. Anscombe
New Hall College, Cambridge University
A Reputation Ruined by a Comma
Thursday, February 26, 1987
Bentley Lounge, Gray Hall
Professor Anscombe is one of the leading philosophical figures in the Twentieth Century. She is a Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University. She is also affiliated with New Hall College at Cambridge, and this semester is a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Her work covers a vast range of philosophical subjects, including symbolic logic, theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind and ethics. She has also written extensively on religious topics, particularly on the issues of faith and free will.
professor Anscombe is the author of several books, including Intention and An Introduction to Wittgenstein's "Tractatus". She is co-author of Three Philosophers. Professor Anscombe is also a noted translator and editor. She is best known in this context for her translation of Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and many other manuscripts by Wittgenstein. She has also translated and edited Descartes Philosophical Writings with her husband Peter Geach.