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Moore, George Edward
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(Nov 4, 1873, London – Oct 24, 1958, Cambridge), English philosopher; together with his friend B. Russell one of the pioneers of analytic philosophy. Himself educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, Moore taught there from 1898 as fellow, from 1911 to 1925 as lecturer, and from 1925 to 1939 as professor. From 1921 to 1947 he edited the journal Mind. In addition to his attacks on idealism, his diagnosis of a “naturalistic fallacy” in various classical definitions of moral good (Good, The), especially that of Utilitarianism, has had lasting influence.


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Schütt, Hans-Peter, “Moore, George Edward”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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