He was with bertrand russell ludwig wittgenstein and before them gottlob frege one of the founders of the analytic tradition in philosophy his book ethics is a worthy followup volume to principia ethica it takes up the issues of utilitarianism free will and the objectivity of moral judgements. Moore maintains that in principle there is an objective answer to questions of right and wrong more specifically that a particular action cannot be both right and wrong either at the same time or at different times in this chapter and the next moore argues against theories that deny this latter proposition and thus reject the objectivity of moral judgments. The objectivity of moral judgments if we decide it in the affirmative then a great many of the questions which have been most discussed by ethical writers are at once put out of court it must for instance be idle to discuss what characteristic there is which universally distinguishes right actions from wrong ones if this view be true . Fa6p i utilitarianism 7 u utilitarianism concluded 40 ill the objectivity of moral judgments 79 iv thh objectivity oir moral judgments concluded 138 v results the test of right and wrong 170 vi free will 196 vii intrinsic valub 228 note on books 258 index 266 ethics chapter i utilitarianism ethics is a subject about which there . About the author g e moore was a fellow of the british academy professor of mental philosophy and logic at trinity college cambridge and editor of the philosophy and psychology journal mindbertrand russell a colleague wrote about moores reputation for honesty i have never but once succeeded in making him tell a lie and that was by a subterfuge
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