Moore, George Edward

Moore (1873-1958) was educated at Dulwich College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was also a fellow (1898-1904). He was university lecturer in moral science at Cambridge (1911-25), then professor of philosophy (1925-39) and visiting professor at various colleges and universities in the United States (1940-44). He was editor of Mind (1921-47). His Principia Ethica (1903) deeply influenced a generation of Cambridge intellectuals, including Keynes and Hawtrey . According to Harrod, Moore's "devotion to truth was indeed palpable. In argument his whole frame was gripped by a passion to confute error and expose confusion. To watch him at work was an ehthralling experience". Harrod, however, claimed that he had "never been convinced by the arguments used by Moore".

See list of letters .

Source: www ; DNB ; Harrod, The Life of John Maynard Keynes (1951), pp. 76-77.


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