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G. E. Moore (1873–1958)

Autor(a) de Principia Ethica

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About the Author

George Edward Moore was one of the giants in the formation of analytic philosophy in the English-speaking world. During most of his professional life, he was affiliated with Cambridge University---as a student and as a fellow at Trinity College, from 1892 to 1896 and from 1898 to 1904, mostrar mais respectively; as a university lecturer from 1911 to 1925; as a professor of mental philosophy and logic from 1925 until his retirement in 1939. Moore's philosophical contributions touch on three areas: philosophical method, moral philosophy, and theory of knowledge. His philosophical method is exhibited in his unrelenting effort to discover and elucidate the meanings of philosophical concepts and in his appeal to common sense. This method is evident in his work in ethics and epistemology. Principia Ethica (1903) established him as the foremost critic of ethical naturalism; his conceptions of goodness as an indefinable quality and of intrinsic value as organic unity were influential not only in philosophical circles but also among the artists and writers of the Bloomsbury group. Moore's work in epistemology was expressed in a large number of articles distinguished for their nicety of analysis. They span six decades, revealing a thinker who moved out of idealism into realism and then moved back and forth among the varieties of realism on such questions as the status of sense data, that is, whether they exist, and if they exist, whether they are physical parts of things or are mental representations only. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por G. E. Moore

Principia Ethica (1903) 686 exemplares, 3 críticas
Ethics (1912) 169 exemplares, 2 críticas
Philosophical Studies (1922) 91 exemplares
Philosophical Papers (1959) 80 exemplares
Some main problems of philosophy (1953) 69 exemplares
G. E. Moore: Selected Writings (1993) 40 exemplares
Mind 38 exemplares
Commonplace book, 1919-1953 (1962) 20 exemplares
G.E. Moore: The Early Essays (1986) 17 exemplares
Lectures on Philosophy (1966) 11 exemplares
The Elements of Ethics (1991) 6 exemplares
G.E. Moore (2000) 5 exemplares
Proof of an External World (1939) 5 exemplares
The Refutation of Idealism (1996) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

The Age of Analysis: The 20th Century Philosophers (1955) — Contribuidor — 411 exemplares, 2 críticas
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Autor, algumas edições191 exemplares
Epistemology: An Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Foundations of Mathematics and Other Logical Essays (1931) — Prefácio, algumas edições60 exemplares, 1 crítica
Wittgenstein and the problem of other minds (1967) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Pragmatic philosophy: an anthology (1966) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares


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Moore, George Edward
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Dulwich College, London
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
Wittgenstein, Ludwig (student)
Moore, Nicholas (son)
Moore, Thomas Sturge (brother)
Cambridge Apostles
Aristotelian Society
Prémios e menções honrosas
Fellow, British Academy (1918)
Order of Merit

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With Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Gottlob Frege, one of the founders of the Analytic tradition in philosophy.



For it is the business of Ethics, I must insist, not only to obtain true results, but also to find valid reasons for them. The direct object of Ethics is knowledge and not practice; and any one who uses the naturalistic fallacy has certainly not fulfilled this first object, however correct his practical principles may be.
drbrand | 2 outras críticas | May 29, 2020 |
I don't have the proper context in philosophical reading to know where the ideas in Moore's book fit into the larger philosophy canon, but I found this book to be worthwhile from a dabbler's perspective. Moore discusses the purpose of ethics, the naturalistic fallacy, hedonism, and the ideal. He states that good "does denote a simple and indefinable notion" and explains the problems that occur when we identify good with something other than good. It seems that this concept would be important to remember. Elements of both hedonism and the naturalistic fallacy seem to be included in many works of literary fiction, but I haven't particularly labeled the naturalistic fallacy in past reading. Moore is definitely recommended but not easy.… (mais)
karmiel | 2 outras críticas | Jul 31, 2015 |
Asking ethical questions is very difficult because clarity is required for clear answers, and clarifying the questions one posed is an extremely difficult task. This observation is true also for other philosophical fields where one retreats to the college dictum: "The answer to the question is conditioned by the terms of the question." While that may seem self-evident upon reflection, a surprising number of well-educated moderns working in critical ethical areas seem to stumble clumsily over these simple caveats.… (mais)
vegetarian | 1 outra crítica | Oct 17, 2012 |



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