Ethics after Anscombe: Post ''Modern Moral Philosophy'' / Edition 1
The outstanding features of this book are that it directly confronts the challenge posed by G.E.M. Anscombe in Modern Moral Philosophy of how moral philosophy can be done, it makes a significant contribution to the debate on virtue theory and anti-theory in ethics, and it shows the relevance of such theoretical discussion by grounding it in, and applying it to, contemporary moral issues such as abortion, suicide, and the moral status of animals. No other book currently available covers this ground. The book is aimed primarily at upper-level undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in philosophy, but it should be accessible to anyone with an interest in practical ethics or the philosophy of Wittgenstein.
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. The incoherence of the Moral 'Ought'. 2. Is Moral Philosophy Possible?: Wittgenstein and Anscombe. 3. How to do Moral Philosophy. Part 1: Lovibond and Bambrough. 4. How to do Moral Philosophy. Part 2: Virtue and Anti-Theory. 5. The Ethics of Suicide. 6. Persons, Babies and Martians: The Philosophy of Abortion. 7. Does Meat Mean Murder? 8. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.