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Tuesday, May 10, 7:00pm
Anselm Müller (University of Trier)
1010 East 59th Street
Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy
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Elizabeth Anscombe has become known as a pupil and literary executor of Wittgenstein, but also as a defender of conservative views on questions of morality. A. W. Mueller will suggest that she has contributed to current intellectual life in three ways: 1) by initiating a philosophy of action that helps us to argue responsibly about moral questions; 2) by stressing the importance of seeking truth in matters of basic orientation; 3) by showing that Christian beliefs do not need to shun the standards of intellectual respectability.
A student of Elizabeth Anscombe and Anthony Kenny at Oxford in the early sixties, Anselm Müller has taught philosophy at Oxford University, Australian National University, University of Trier, University of Luxemborg, and Keimyung University. He has written many books and articles in the following areas: ethics, rationality, action theory, philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy (especially Aristotle and Wittgenstein). Müller holds the title of Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy this Spring quarter, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Lumen Christi Institute.