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G. E. Moore

British philosopher

1873   -   1958

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: Mongolian
educated at: Trinity College, Dulwich College
occupation: philosopher, university teacher
award received: Order of Merit, Fellow of the British Academy

George Edward Moore (4 November 1873 – 24 October 1958), usually cited as G. E. Moore, was an English philosopher. He was, with Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and (before them) Gottlob Frege, one of the founders of the analytic tradition in philosophy. Along with Russell, he led the turn away from idealism in British philosophy, and became well known for his advocacy of common sense concepts, his contributions to ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics, and "his exceptional personality and moral character". He was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, highly influential among (though not a member of) the Bloomsbury Group, and the editor of the influential journal Mind. He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1918. He was a member of the Cambridge Apostles, the intellectual secret society, from 1894 to 1901, and the Cambridge University Moral Sciences Club.
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The Elements of Ethics

author: G. E. Moore, Tom Regan

Principia Ethica

philosophical book

author: G. E. Moore


Selected writings

author: G. E. Moore



The Refutation of Idealism ( 1903 )

philosophical paper by G. E. Moore

author: G. E. Moore

A Defence of Common Sense ( 1925 )

philosophical article of G. E. Moore

author: G. E. Moore

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