‘Philippa Foot [, born on October 3rd, 1920, was] a philosopher who argued that moral judgments have a rational basis, and who introduced the renowned ethical thought experiment known as the Trolley Problem…’ William Grime’s New York Times obituary of this philosopher, far less widely known than she is influential, is an excellent introduction to the life and ideas of the brilliant Foot.
You can also learn more about Philippa Foot at
Philippa Foot – by Martin L. White for Encyclopædia Britannica
Philippa Foot ~ Interview by Rick Lewis for Philosophy Now, conducted in the autumn of 2001
Philippa Foot (1920-2010) ~ by Lawrence Solum for Legal Theory Blog
Philippa Foot Obituary: A ‘Grande Dame of Philosophy’, She Pioneered Virtue Ethics – by Jane O’Grady for The Guardian, October 5th, 2010
Philippa Foot: Trolleys and Natural Goodness ~ by Edward Harcourt for Prospect magazine, Oct 7, 2010
Professor Philippa Foot: Philosopher Regarded as Being Among the Finest Moral Thinkers of the Age ~ by Peter J Conradi and Gavin Lawrence for The Independent, Oct 18th, 2010
and a multitude of citations in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entries
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