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G. E. Moore | Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society | Philosophy in London since 1880

G. E. Moore

G. E. Moore (1873-1958) was one of the founders of what we now call ‘analytic philosophy’. Along with Bertrand 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. G.E. Moore studied Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a First Class degree in 1896. In 1898 he won a Prize Fellowship at Trinity to continue the study of philosophy, and remained at Cambridge for the rest of his career, eventually becoming Professor of Philosophy there. He was highly influential in the Bloomsbury Group, editor of Mind, and elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1918. He retired from Cambridge in 1939 and as editor of Mind in 1944.

G. E. Moore was President of the Aristotelian Society from 1918 to 1919.

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