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Moore, George Edward, 1873-1958 (philosopher)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1873-1958

George Edward Moore (1873-1958), philosopher, was born on 4 November 1873 in Upper Norwood, London, one of the seven children of Dr Daniel Moore and his second wife Henrietta Sturge. He was educated at Dulwich College, 1882-1892, and Trinity College, Cambridge (Classical Tripos, part I, 1894; Moral Sciences Tripos, part II, 1896). He then worked for a Trinity College Prize Fellowship, which he obtained in 1898 with a dissertation on Kant's Ethics. The six years of the fellowship enabled him to write articles and reviews, lecture on Kant at the London School of Philosophy and Social Ethics, and publish Principia ethica (1903). He also gave papers to Cambridge University societies, such as the Moral Sciences Club, and was an active member of the Cambridge Conversazione Society (the 'Apostles') from 1894. Moore had a small private income, and when his Fellowship ended in 1904 he was able to continue studying philosophy, living first with a friend, A.J. Ainsworth, in Edinburgh, and from 1908 with his sister Hettie in Richmond. He continued to write articles, published Ethics (1912), read papers to the Aristotelian Society, and lectured at Morley College. In 1911 he returned to Cambridge as University Lecturer in Moral Science, and in 1925 was appointed Professor of Mental Philosophy and Logic. He retired in 1939, and spent the years 1940-1944 in the U.S.A. as visiting Professor at several Universities. He published Philosophical studies (1922), Some main problems of philosophy (1953), and collaborated with P.A. Schilpp in the production of The philosophy of G.E. Moore (1942). Philosophical papers (1959), prepared by Moore, was published after his death. He was editor of the journal Mind from 1921 to 1947. He was awarded the Order of Merit in 1951, and died in Cambridge on 24 October 1958. He married Dorothy Ely on 27 December 1916 and had two sons, Nicholas (1918-1986) and Timothy (1922- ).

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Alice Ambrose Lazerowitz: papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9938
Scope and Contents Material relating to the work of Prof. G.E. Moore and Dr. Ludwig Wittgenstein, including notes taken during their lectures and notes on Wittgenstein's 'Blue' and 'Brown' books.
Dates: 1932 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Correspondence from G.E. Moore to L. Wittgenstein, 30 Sep. 1936-5 Aug. 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/201-202
Scope and Contents Hopes Wittgenstein's move to new house was successful; Moore's writing not going well, 'I have been trying to think hard, but I find things very puzzling ... I have been reading through again all of your work that I have, in the hope of getting clearer'; Rhees not competing for Trinity fellowship, has taken a job in Deighton Bell's bookshop / Tim busy with harvest, cannot play duets: they will put off playing Bruckner's 7th to Wittgenstein; thought Schubert quintet wonderful, different from...
Dates: 30 Sep. 1936-5 Aug. 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence of George Edward Moore, Sir Ralph Lewis Wedgwood and Iris Lady Wedgwood

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10059
Scope and Contents This collection documents the long friendship of the philosopher G. E. Moore and the railway administrator Sir R. L. Wedgwood and his wife Iris Lady Wedgwood. George Moore and Ralph Wedgwood were contemporaries as undergraduates at Trinity College, Cambridge, in the mid-1890s, and their friendship continued until Wedgwood's death in 1956. The principal contents of the collection are two sets of letters, Moore to Wedgwood and Wedgwood to Moore, and another set to Moore from Iris Wedwood, who...
Dates: 1895-1958
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

G.E. Moore, 1938-1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9704/4
Scope and Contents Includes a book annotated by G.E. Moore and two letters by G.E.Moore concerning JHG's philosophical studies.
Dates: 1938-1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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George Edward and Dorothy Moore: letters received by family, and photographs, 1934-91

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9868
Dates: 1934-1991
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

George Edward Moore: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8875
Scope and Contents MS.Add.8875 is comprised of Moore's philosophical papers, and now forms sections 10-16. It includes contemporary notes of Wittgenstein's lectures, the autographs of his 1899 London lectures, and papers for the Moral Sciences Club.
Dates: 1873-1958 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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George Edward Moore: Personal Papers and Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8330
Scope and Contents MS.Add.8330 contains Moore's personal and family papers, and his correspondence (sections 1-9), as well as books from his library (section 17).
Dates: 1873-1974
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Letter of G.E. Moore to Alan Dorward, 1 Jan. 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/158
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.
Dates: 1 Jan. 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of J. H. Goodland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9704
Scope and Contents Includes notebooks and diaries, correspondence with family and friends, miscellaneous literary papers and items concerning JHG's time spent in the army security forces both in England and Germany during and after the War.
Dates: 1935-1974
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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