ANSCOMBE

Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (AD 1919-2001) Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe was a British analytic philosopher, a student of Ludwig Wittgenstein, the wife of Peter Geach, the mother of seven children, and a devout Roman Catholic. Her 1958 essay “Modern Moral Philosophy” inaugurated the contemporary virtue ethics movement, and she was an early supporter of Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae. Our juniors read Anscombe’s famous essay in Ethics.