About the Author(s)
John Schwenkler is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, where he has taught since 2013. He specializes in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of action, ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of cognitive science.
"Elizabeth Anscombe's Intention has emerged as one of the most influential texts of twentieth century analytic philosophy, despite the fact that its central arguments are notoriously difficult to understand. John Schwenkler has written an accessible and insightful commentary that will be invaluable for students and experts alike. Just as Anscombe's commentary on Wittgenstein's Tractatus aimed to rescue its legacy from its most influential supporters, so too Schwenkler's commentary clears away decades of empiricist misinterpretations and misappropriations, allowing readers to see Anscombe's masterwork with fresh eyes. It is a remarkable achievement, worthy of widespread attention." -- Jennifer Frey, University of South Carolina
"Intention is a fiercely difficult, rich, and dense book, and even experts need help navigating it. This is the kind of guide that I will look to in my own work, and that I will recommend to interested graduate students, and that I am likely to use every time I teach a course with Intention. Schwenkler's treatment is pitched at an ideal level." -- Kim Frost, University of California, Riverside
"Schwenkler's Guide makes a tremendous and invaluable contribution as it sheds light on Anscombe's seminal yet obscure book. It is especially valuable because it is so timely. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Anscombe. I expect Schwenkler's book to serve as an essential resource for a new generation of readers." -- Berislav Marusic, Brandeis University
"Anscombe's Intention is both profoundly difficult and hugely influential, yet there is no standard interpretive guide to this elusive text. Schwenkler's commentary is thus a welcome intervention. His meticulous, accessible book will be of great use to students of action theory and readers of Anscombe." -- Kieran Setiya, MIT