G. E. Moore. Essays in retrospect

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  • Pages : 376
  • Collection : Muirhead library of philosophy
  • Support : Print
  • Format : 22 cm.
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Édition : Original
  • Ville : London
  • ISBN : 0-04-192023-6
  • Date de création : 04-01-2011
  • Dernière mise à jour : 30-09-2015



The contribution made by G. E. Moore (1873-1958) to the philosophy of twentieth century has yet to be fully assessed. This collection of essays illustrates the extend to which Moore’s work has influenced and directed the thinking of many important contemporary philosophers. All of the essays were written in or after 1958 by philosophers whom Moore respected, among them A. J. Ayer, Gilbert Ryle, A. C. Ewing, C. D. Broad, the Kneales. The essays take up his metaphysical and ethical views, the philosophy of common sense which he made famous, and the method of investigation he conceived to be relevant to philosophical problems. In addition to studies on Moore’s special views concerning utilitarianism, the naturalistic fallacy, free will, propositions, linguistic analysis, etc, the book includes papers of a more general nature, and a biographical study by R. B. Braithwaite. M.-M. V.