Moore's Paradox by Mitchell S. Green
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Moore's Paradox
By Mitchell S. Green

Moore's Paradox

New Essays on Belief, Rationality, and the First Person

Edited by See other recent books by Mitchell S. Green See other recent books by John N. Williams
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $138.95
Your Price: $125.05 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $13.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Moore's Paradox by Mitchell S. Green

Book Description

G. E. Moore famously observed that to assert, 'I went to the pictures last Tuesday but I don't believe that I did' would be 'absurd'. Moore calls it a 'paradox' that this absurdity persists despite the fact that what I say about myself might be true. Over half a century later, such sayings continue to perplex philosophers and other students of language, logic, and cognition. Ludwig Wittgenstein was fascinated by Moore's example, and the absurdity of Moore's saying was intensively discussed in the mid-20th century. Yet the source of the absurdity has remained elusive, and its recalcitrance has led researchers in recent decades to address it with greater care. In this definitive treatment of the problem of Moorean absurdity Green and Williams survey the history and relevance of the paradox and leading approaches to resolving it, and present new essays by leading thinkers in the area. Contributors Jonathan Adler, Bradley Armour-Garb, Jay D. Atlas, Thomas Baldwin, Claudio de Almeida, Andre Gallois, Robert Gordon, Mitchell Green, Alan Hajek, Roy Sorensen, John Williams

Buy Moore's Paradox book by Mitchell S. Green from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199282791
ISBN-10: 019928279X
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 162mm x 20mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Mitchell S. Green

Self-expression by Mitchell S. Green Self-expression, Paperback (June 2011)

This systematic philosophical study of self-expression explores the ways in which it reveals our states of thought, feeling, and experience. Green defends striking new theses on such topics as our ability to perceive emotion in others, artistic expression, empathy, expressive language, meaning, facial expression, and speech acts.

Engaging Philosophy by Mitchell S. Green Engaging Philosophy, Hardback (April 2006)

Introduces students and general readers to philosophy through core questions and topics - particularly those involving ethics, the existence of God, free will, the relation of mind and body, and what it is to be a person. This book also features a chapter on reasoning, both theoretical and practical.

» View all books by Mitchell S. Green

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Moore's Paradox book by Mitchell S. Green and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Mitchell S. Green close
Self-expression by Mitchell S. Green
Self-expression by Mitchell S. Green
Engaging Philosophy by Mitchell S. Green
Engaging Philosophy by Mitchell S. Green
»
Recent books by John N. Williams close
Moore's Paradox by John N. Williams
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close