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The Prospect interview #133: GE Moore, the philosopher who disappeared

The man was revered among his 20th century contemporaries as a god, and worked alongside Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Why has history forgotten him?

By Prospect Team  

Biographer and academic Ray Monk joins the Prospect Interview this week to discuss the life and work of GE Moore, a once-great Cambridge philosopher who has since disappeared from history. Why was it that Moore was so revered at his time, drawing admiration from Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell? And why is it that since then, he’s been largely forgotten?

You can read Ray Monk’s essay on GE Moore here.

       

Find all episodes of the Prospect Interview here

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