G. E. Moore's Ethical Theory: Resistance and Reconciliation by Brian Hutchinson

By Brian Hutchinson

This 2001 booklet is a complete learn of the ethics of G. E. Moore, crucial English-speaking ethicist of the 20 th century. Moore's moral undertaking, set out in his seminal textual content Principia Ethica, is to maintain universal ethical perception from scepticism and, in impact, convince his readers to simply accept the target personality of goodness. Brian Hutchinson explores Moore's arguments intimately and within the strategy relates the moral idea to Moore's anti-sceptical epistemology. Moore used to be, with out maybe absolutely knowing it, sceptical in regards to the very firm of philosophy itself, and during this regard, as Brian Hutchinson finds, used to be a lot nearer in his pondering to Wittgenstein than has been formerly discovered. This e-book indicates Moore's moral paintings to be a lot richer and extra refined than his critics have acknowledged.

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