"For philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday."
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Note to self regarding facts and values
I'm re-reading Anscombe's "Modern Moral Philosophy," finding echoes of Wittgenstein. With that in mind it is striking that she refers to 'unjust' as a "mere[ly] factual description" of an act (p. 192 of Human Life, Action and Ethics, p. 41 of Collected Papers Volume III). Of course Wittgenstein might not have divided fact and value in the same way. But he might have. (And both might be wrong. But they might not be.)