[lit-ideas] Re: Language and Virtue

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:41:39 -0800

JL wrote

Language and Virtue, as per header, seems to me to refer to something
more Footian in spirit. She wrote the Grammar of Good, and Grice loved it.

'Philippa Foot (2009). The Grammar of Goodness. In Alex Voorhoeve (ed.), Conversations on Ethics. Oxford University Press.'

This isn't something she wrote, but rather Voorhoeve's record of what she said. Nowhere in it does she mention 'the grammar of good.'

As Grice died in 1988, it would seem miraculous that he could love something recorded in 2003, and published in 2009. But Grice could certainly overcome such a flimsy obstacle.

R. Paul


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