G. E. Moore: Essays in Retrospect by Alice Ambrose, Morris LAZEROWITZ

By Alice Ambrose, Morris LAZEROWITZ

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In the same entry, Moore criticises Professor Hempel who, with other logicians, has put forward the claim that a proposition which is a specification of '( 3 x)epx' is also a specification of '( 3 x)epx. (epx. g. 'Something is a cat' is the same proposition as 'Something is a cat and it is not the case that it is both a cat and not a cat'. The consequence of this claim that Moore brings out is that 'every tautology is the same as every other tautology', which is to say that there is only one tautology.

300. 1 2 54 G. E. MOORE-ESSAYS IN RETROSPECT At one important university an attempt has been in process to revive a way of thinking in philosophy which was popular before Moore's work sobered philosophers, before it brought them down to the earth of Common Sense. But its revival is uneasy, and it is safe to say that the prospects of its having a considerable duration and influence are not excellent-because of what Moore has done for philosophy. What was all right before Moore is not all right after Moore.

He and his wife arrived in America in October and stayed there until May 1944. During GEORGE EDWARD MOORE 18 73- 1 95 8 33 the spring of 194:1; he lectured at Princeton University; and in the summer Moore went west to be Howison Lecturer at the University of California in Berkeley, living (and also teaching) at Mills College near San Francisco. During this year Moore was largely occupied in writing the 145-page 'Reply to My Critics' (in PGEM), the most substantial and important work of his later life.

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