Themes from G. E. Moore: New Essays in Epistemology and Ethics

Hardcover | November 22, 2007

EditorSusana Nuccetelli, Gary Seay

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These thirteen original essays, whose authors include some of the world's leading philosophers, examine themes from the work of the Cambridge philosopher G. E. Moore (1873-1958), and demonstrate his considerable continuing influence on philosophical debate. Part I bears on epistemologicaltopics, such as scepticism about the external world, the significance of common sense, and theories of perception. Part II is devoted to themes in ethics, such as Moore's open question argument, his non-naturalism, utilitarianism, and his notion of organic unities.

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These thirteen original essays, whose authors include some of the world's leading philosophers, examine themes from the work of the Cambridge philosopher G. E. Moore (1873-1958), and demonstrate his considerable continuing influence on philosophical debate. Part I bears on epistemologicaltopics, such as scepticism about the external wo...

Susana Nuccetelli is at St Cloud State University. Gary Seay is at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:342 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:November 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart One: Moorean Themes in Epistemology1. Crispin Wright: The Perils of Dogmatism2. Ernest Sosa: Moore's Proof3. Ram Neta: Fixing the Transmission: The New Mooreans4. William G. Lycan: Moore's Antiskeptical Strategies5. C.A.J. Coady: Moore's Common Sense6. Paul Snowdon: G. E. Moore on Sense Data and Perception7. Michael Huemer: Moore's Paradox and the Norm of Belief8. Roy Sorensen: Can the Dead Speak? Moore's Paradox and Postmortem MessagesPart Two: Moorean Themes in Ethics9. Stephen Darwall: How is Moorean Value Related to Reasons for Action?10. Terry Horgan and Mark Timmons: Moorean Moral Phenomenology11. Richard Fumerton: Open Questions and the Nature of Philosophical Analysis12. Charles Pigden: Desiring to Desire: Russell, Lewis, and G. E. Moore13. Susana Nuccetelli and Gary Seay: What's Right with the Open Question Argument14. Robert Shaver: Non-Naturalism15. Joshua Gert: Beyond Moore's Utilitarianism16. Jonathan Dancy: Moore's Account of Vindictive Punishment: A Test Case for Theories of Organic Unities

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"Themes from G. E. Moore: New Essays in Epistemology and Ethics is a welcome addition to the re-evaluation of Moore's philosophical legacy. The book as a whole is well-organized; the authors cover a wide range of topics related to Moore's work in epistemology and ethics. The well written essays are timely and the authors demonstrate the contemporary relevance of Moore's work by showing how his views illuminate current disputes. This book will be useful to experts in the field and is accessible to those who are new comers to Moore's work."--William Tolhurst, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews