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Several young faculty members are leaving Pitt. Thoughts?

Chang

8 day(s) ago

From the New World Encyclopedia:

Anscombe was known for her outspokenness and often rudeness. Some called her "Dragon Lady." She sometimes wore a monocle. She was completely impatient with pretension and pompousness, but she devoted a great deal of time and effort to students who she regarded as being serious. Her tutorials went on for hours and left everyone exhausted. She allowed students to drop in at her house to discuss philosophy at any time, among the dirty diapers. Although married to Geach, she was always known formally as "Miss Anscombe." Although strongly Roman Catholic she was not straightlaiced and could be quite foulmouthed. It is reported that whe was once threatened by a mugger in Chicago, and she replied to him that that was no way to treat a visitor, whereupon they fell into a conversation and he accompanied her to her destination, telling her that she should not be in such a dangerous neighborhood. For some years whe was a chain smoker, but when her second son fell seriously ill she bargained with God that if her son recovered, she would give up smoking cigarettes. But the following year, under the strain of not smoking, she reasoned that her bargain with God had not included cigars or pipes, so she took to smoking those. She always wore trousers—even pink stretch pants!—often under a tunic, except when she was pregnant, and in those days that too often met with disapproval.

See http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/G.E.M._Anscombe

There's also a famous story about her taking off her pants in a restaurant:

"Now, Anscombe never wore a dress. The plain fact is, she disliked dresses. The other plain fact is, she was pregnant for most of the 1950’s, and she felt a lot more comfortable in loose pants and tunics. (You all know what I’m talking about.) So she simply ignored the dress code. She wore pants everywhere, lecturing and travelling, on campus and off. The tale is told that she once went to enter a very upscale restaurant, and was stopped by the doorman and told that they did not admit ladies who wore pants. So —-she just took them off….. I assume she was still wearing one of those long tunic tops!"

See https://actingpersonblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/a-courageous-and-holy-woman- elizabe/

Aleksey

8 day(s) ago

Heil Hitler!!!!¡¡¡¡ Mein funera. !!!!¡¡

Strato

7 day(s) ago

What was Anscombe's intention in acting this way?



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