more from G.E. Moore

Single Idea 11050

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / c. Ethical intuitionism]

Full Idea

Moore incoherently combines his antinaturalism with the thesis that intrinsic-value properties are logically strongly supervenient on (or explanatorily reducible to) natural facts.

Gist of Idea

Moore's combination of antinaturalism with strong supervenience on the natural is incoherent


comment on G.E. Moore (Principia Ethica [1903]) by Robert Hanna - Rationality and Logic Ch.1

Book Reference

Hanna,Robert: 'Rationality and Logic' [MIT 2006], p.2

A Reaction

I take this to be Moore fighting shy of the strongly Platonist view of values which his arguments all seemed to imply.