Anscombe (1958) believes her article demonstrates: (1) ethics cannot move forward without an adequate philosophical psychology (2) the emphatic sense of “ought” ought to bediscarded and (3) modern moral philosophers from Sidgwick to the present She does so with the following three theses. 4.6k. Summary: we can defeasibily ... — Anscombe, 'On Brute Facts' ... social norms to set out what "moral and immoral" means vs analysing social situations to re-evaluate what the topic of moral philosophy should be I'd suggest you read the paper more closely. G. E. M. Anscombe. Anscombe suggests that most modern moral philosophy incoherently tries both to rely on theism (for the concepts it uses) and to reject it (for methodological reasons of assuming as little as possible, or else from simple atheism). The first is that it is not profitable for us at present to do moral philosophy; that should be laid aside at any rate until we have an adequate philosophy of psychology, in which we are conspicuously lacking. 7kdw ,rzh wkh jurfhu vxfk dqg vxfk d vxp zrxog eh rqh ri d vhw ri idfwv zklfk zrxog eh ´euxwhµ lq uhodwlrq wr wkh ghvfulswlrq ´,dp d elonhu µ´elonlqjµ lv ri frxuvh d vshflhv Includes “Modern Moral Philosophy,” “On Brute Facts,” “War and Murder,” and “Mr Truman’s Degree.” Anscombe, G. E. M. Faith in a Hard Ground: Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Ethics by G. E. M. Anscombe, edited by Mary Geach and Luke Gormally. Three Theses: It is not worth doing moral philosophy until we have an adequate philosophy of psychology (1). There is a third type of reference to intentional objects beyond reference to the … Anscombe on Intentionality of Sensation: Summary The term `intentional object’ is introduced to refer to objects of thought which may or may not exist beyond thought in the actual world. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic, 2008. Modern Moral Philosophy1 - Volume 33 Issue 124 - G. E. M. Anscombe. Philosophy 33 (124):1 - 19 (1958) Abstract The author presents and defends three theses: (1) "the first is that it is not profitable for us at present to do moral philosophy; that should be laid aside at any rate until we have an adequate philosophy of psychology." fdrake Options Share. Modern Moral Philosophy. frank. I will begin by stating three theses which I present in this paper. In “Modern Moral Philosophy,” Anscombe challenges not only her fellow academics, but the values of society at large.