G.E. Moore Famous Quotes & Sayings

12 G.E. Moore Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Good, then, is indefinable.... G.E. Moore Sayings: Good, then, is indefinable....
....it seems to me that a pleasurable Contemplation of Beauty has certainly an immeasurably greater value than mere Consciousness of Pleasure. G.E. Moore Sayings: ....it seems to me that a pleasurable Contemplation of Beauty has certainly an immeasurably greater
For it is the business of Ethics, I must insist, not only to obtain true results, but also to find valid reasons for them. G.E. Moore Sayings: For it is the business of Ethics, I must insist, not only to obtain true
Was the excellence of Socrates or of Shakespeare normal? Was it not rather abnormal, extraordinary? It is, I think, obvious in the first place, that not all that is good is normal; that, on the contrary, the abnormal is often better than the normal... G.E. Moore Sayings: Was the excellence of Socrates or of Shakespeare normal? Was it not rather abnormal, extraordinary?
Philosophical questions are so difficult, the problems they raise are so complex, that no one can fairly expect, now, any more than in the past, to win more than a very limited assent. G.E. Moore Sayings: Philosophical questions are so difficult, the problems they raise are so complex, that no one
It was pointed out that by "natural" there might here be meant either "normal" or "necessary", and that neither the "normal" nor the "necessary" could be seriously supposed to be either always good or the only good things. G.E. Moore Sayings: It was pointed out that by "natural" there might here be meant either "normal" or
...fiction is as useful as truth, for giving us matter, upon which to exercise the judgment of value. G.E. Moore Sayings: ...fiction is as useful as truth, for giving us matter, upon which to exercise the
Moral conduct,or duty,is defined as the obligation to select that action which will achieve more good than any alternative action.... G.E. Moore Sayings: Moral conduct,or duty,is defined as the obligation to select that action which will achieve more
Egoism holds, therefore, is that each man's happiness is the sole good--that a number of different things are each of them the only good thing there is--an absolute contradiction! No more complete and thorough refutation of any theory could be desired. G.E. Moore Sayings: Egoism holds, therefore, is that each man's happiness is the sole good--that a number of
We must not, therefore, be frightened by the assertion that a thing is natural into the admission that it is good; good does not, by definition, mean anything that is natural; and it is therefore always an open question whether anything that is natural is good. G.E. Moore Sayings: We must not, therefore, be frightened by the assertion that a thing is natural into
If indeed good were a feeling....then it would exist in time. But that is why to call it so is to commit the naturalistic fallacy. It will always remain pertinent to ask, whether the feeling itself is good; and if do, then good cannot itself be identical with any feeling. G.E. Moore Sayings: If indeed good were a feeling....then it would exist in time. But that is why
...if good is defined as something else, it is then impossible either to prove that any other definition is wrong or even to deny such definition. G.E. Moore Sayings: ...if good is defined as something else, it is then impossible either to prove that