VIDEO: Anselm Mueller, «Is Practical Truth a Chimera? Questions for Anscombe»

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Anselm Mueller, Trier University gave this keynote «Is Practical Truth a Chimera? Questions for Anscombe»at the workshop Practical Truth: Reflections on the Aristotelian Tradition, April 21-22, 2017.

In a number of papers, Anscombe raises the “great question”: What is practical truth (PT)? Her answers are not elaborate but clear enough to raise further questions such as: Does PT have truth-conditions? What can be rendered practically true, and by what? – What Anscombe calls PT appears to be secured by actions’ being implemented in conclusion of a valid practical inference in which you derive a way of acting from good ends. But whose truth can be thus secured? If it is practical thought, its PT will require two seemingly separable conditions: goodness of ends, and implementation of the practical conclusion. This would deprive the notion of PT of the unity Anscombe’s explorations insinuate. If, on the other hand, PT…

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I am Professor of "Ethics", "Philosophical Anthropology", and "History of Contemporary Philosophy" at the University of Navarra, researching on practical philosophy.
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