Epistemology and Ethics of G.E. Moore: A Critical Evaluation

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  • Author :Shukla Sarkar
  • Year of Publication :1981
  • ISBN: :0000000140
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 202
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Ethics and Values, Philosophy

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About the Book :

This study begins with expositions of Moore's common sense realism and his philosophy of sense data which raise certain questions regarding the relevance and compatibility of these two philosophies relative to Moore's main goal. Moore's analysis of knowledge and its implications have also been discussed at length. Since Moore's major views in the area of ethics also reveal that his main interest has always been to investigate the epistemological aspect of the problem, Dr Sarkar presents a critical exposition of the central issues of Moore's ethics including his views on the logical nature of fundamental ethical concepts and those on the meaning of ethical statements. Further she also points out the epistemological aspects of these views and evaluates them critically in the background of his basic epistemological standpoint. In addition. Dr Sarkar's work brings out clearly Moore's views about skepticism and deals with his answers (the skeptics. This volume should prove to he extieinrlv useful to students and teachers of philosophy and could possibly he used as a text-cum-reference book all the postgraduate level.

About Author :

Shukla Sarkar took her Master degree in philosophy from Patna University, Bihar and has held a UGC Senior Research fellowship at Vj'swa Bharati, Santiniketan. Having been awarded a Fu I bright-Hays fellowship, she worked at both Indian a University and Michigan Slate University in the US from where .she received her doctoral degree in philosophy, She has also been a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan Stale University. Currently Reader in Philosophy at University, Bodh Gaya, she lias several published papers and reviews to her credit. Her special fields of interest arc Analytical Philosophy and Epistemology.