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G. E. Moore

1873 - 1958

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George Edward Moore (4 November 1873 – 24 October 1958) was an English philosopher, who with Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein and earlier Gottlob Frege was among the initiators of analytic philosophy. He and Russell began deemphasizing the idealism which was then prevalent among British philosophers 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 647,784 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). G. E. Moore is the 278th most popular philosopher (down from 273rd in 2019), the 485th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 490th 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 278 out of 1,081Before him are Paramahansa Yogananda, William Godwin, Georges Sorel, Alain Badiou, Raymond Aron, and Alexander of Aphrodisias. After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Priscus, Bruno Bauer, Panaetius, Rudolf Bultmann, and Arnaldus de Villa Nova.

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Among people born in 1873, G. E. Moore ranks 15Before him are Thomas Andrews, Luigi Lucheni, Henri Barbusse, Alfred Jarry, Karl Schwarzschild, and Alberto Santos-Dumont. After him are Spyridon Louis, William McMaster Murdoch, Otto Loewi, Julius Martov, Sándor Ferenczi, and Max Reger. Among people deceased in 1958, G. E. Moore ranks 17Before him are Kurt Alder, Ernest Lawrence, Lion Feuchtwanger, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Maurice Gamelin, and Milutin Milanković. After him are Giacomo Balla, Rudolf von Laban, Georges Rouault, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and Edna Purviance.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, G. E. Moore ranks 485 out of 7,765Before him are Austen Chamberlain (1863), Arthur Balfour (1848), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Eadwig (940), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772). After him are Arthur Eddington (1882), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), Olivia Newton-John (1948), John Everett Millais (1829), John Bunyan (1628), and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, G. E. Moore ranks 18Before him are Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), Alcuin (735), Pelagius (360), Thomas Carlyle (1795), and William Godwin (1756). After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), A. S. Neill (1883), E. H. Carr (1892), J. L. Austin (1911), H. L. A. Hart (1907), and John of Salisbury (1110).