Principia Ethica by George Edward Moore

"Principia Ethica" is a philosophical work that argues for the objectivity of good, stating that it is a simple, indefinable and non-natural property that cannot be broken down into any other properties or concepts. The author challenges the prevailing ethical theories of his time, such as utilitarianism and hedonism, and introduces the "naturalistic fallacy," the idea that it is incorrect to define "good" in terms of natural properties. This book is known for its rigorous argumentation and its significant influence on the development of analytic philosophy and ethics.

The 1817th greatest book of all time


Published
1903
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
unknown
Words
70,000
Original Language
English

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