G. E. Moore

1873 - 1958

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George Edward Moore (4 November 1873 – 24 October 1958) was an English philosopher who, along with Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein and earlier Gottlob Frege, was among the founders of analytic philosophy. He and Russell led the turn from idealism in British philosophy, and became known for advocating common-sense concepts and contributing to ethics, epistemology and metaphysics. He was said to have an "exceptional personality and moral character". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of G. E. Moore has received more than 498,535 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). G. E. Moore is the 273rd most popular philosopher (up from 291st in 2019), the 490th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 499th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Philosopher.

G. E. Moore is most famous for his work in ethics and philosophy of mind. He is also the founder of the school of analytic philosophy.

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Among philosophers, G. E. Moore ranks 273 out of 1,089Before him are Vladimir Solovyov, Hugh of Saint Victor, Aristoxenus, Adam of Bremen, Ammonius Saccas, and Carneades. After him are Sri Aurobindo, Cleanthes, François Fénelon, Johann Reuchlin, Rudolf Bultmann, and Georges Sorel.

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Among people born in 1873, G. E. Moore ranks 16Before him are Henri Barbusse, Karl Schwarzschild, Alfred Jarry, Luigi Lucheni, Spyridon Louis, and William McMaster Murdoch. After him are Julius Martov, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Max Reger, Sándor Ferenczi, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, and Feodor Chaliapin. Among people deceased in 1958, G. E. Moore ranks 16Before him are Ernest Lawrence, Tyrone Power, Lion Feuchtwanger, Faisal II of Iraq, Milutin Milanković, and Juan Ramón Jiménez. After him are Kurt Alder, Maurice Gamelin, Georges Rouault, Giacomo Balla, Rudolf von Laban, and André Bazin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, G. E. Moore ranks 490 out of 6,924Before him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Thomas Savery (1650), John Couch Adams (1819), John Bonham (1948), Austen Chamberlain (1863), and Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090). After him are Offa of Mercia (800), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), James Bradley (1693), William Shockley (1910), Arthur Balfour (1848), and Jerome K. Jerome (1859).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, G. E. Moore ranks 18Before him are Joseph Priestley (1733), Alcuin (735), John Venn (1834), Pelagius (360), William Godwin (1756), and Thomas Carlyle (1795). After him are A. S. Neill (1883), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), H. L. A. Hart (1907), and John of Salisbury (1110).