‘Anscombe at 100: on Action and Living Well’ International Conference

‘Anscombe at 100: on Action and Living Well’ International Conference, organized by CYA-College Year in Athens and ACPA-American Catholic Philosophical Association and , took place in Athens on 15-16 June.

On the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Anscombe, one of the most significant philosophers of the twentieth century, an international group of scholars presented papers that investigated how Anscombe understands the differences and connections between theorizing about human action and theorizing about ethics or living well.

The conference organizing committee consisted of Jennifer A. Frey, University of South Carolina and Evgenia Mylonaki, College Year in Athens.

On Saturday 15 June, Mylonaki and Frey opened the conference with remarks on the significance of studying Anscombe’s work. The international group of speakers participating at the first day of the conference included John Hacker – Wright (University of Guelph), Talbot Brewer (University of Virginia), Candace Vogler (University of Chicago), and Cyrille Michon, (Université de Nantes). The lectures were followed by a welcoming reception hosted at the rooftop of the CYA Academic Center, overlooking the Acropolis and the Panathenaic Stadium.


The end of a successful conference day – reception on the CYA roof

The panel of speakers of the second day of the conference was comprised of Anselm Müller (University of Chicago), Matthias Haase (University of Chicago), and Constantine Sandis (University of Hertfordshire). Each presentation was followed by numerous interesting and engaging questions.

The participation of a number of respondents to all the sessions of the ‘Anscombe at 100’ conference was a key point in the overall discourse: Christos Douskos (Hellenic Open University), Jennifer A. Frey (University of South Carolina), Kim Frost (Syracuse University), Triantafyllos Gouvas (Monash University), Evgenia Mylonaki (College Year in Athens), Miltos Theodosiou (L’ École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), and Stelios Virvidakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).

Group photo of the conference organizers, speakers, and respondents

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Written by Tina Voulgari