The Task of a Naturalist: An Epitaph for Philippa Foot (1920-2010)

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Piotr Makowski


Philippa Foot once said: I'm not clever at all. I have a certain insight into philosophy, cost I think. But I'm not clever, I don't find complicated arguments easy to follow(Baggini, 2003). Foot's cleverness enticed many thinkers to take these Gombrowiczian lines seriously.


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Makowski, P. (2010). The Task of a Naturalist: An Epitaph for Philippa Foot (1920-2010). ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 1(1), 63-64.
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