Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On the passing of Philippa Foot

I’m just a babe when it comes to the formal study of morality, so it was with joy and sadness that I learned today of the work of Philippa Foot. The British philosopher helped establish virtue ethics, of which I’ve recently become intrigued. She also introduced the Trolley Problem, which is a cornerstone of moral psychology and philosophy these days and was much discussed in the Edge Foundation summit on moral psychology.

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