Eamon Evans

Eamon Evans is an author and journalist whose work covers sport, publishing, the arts, and education. He studied politics and philosophy at Monash and was an editorial assistant at ABR.

Eamon Evans reviews 'Sympathy: A philosophical analysis' by Craig Taylor

May 2003, no. 251 01 May 2003
Eamon Evans reviews 'Sympathy: A philosophical analysis' by Craig Taylor
In 1958 Oxford philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe, whose demolition of C.S. Lewis in a Union debate a few years earlier was said to have driven that colleague to fiction, turned her sights on a bigger target: modern moral philosophy. The then-dominant notions of obligation and duty ‘ought to be jettisoned’, she declared, as they make no sense in the absence of a lawgiver, or at least of some exter ... (read more)