Scepticism G.E Moore
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He put an emphasis on the common view of material objects. Believed that language was very important: analysis of language, propositions. true and false propositions e.g. he earth exists = true, even when translated in to another language. universe truth. a truth condition. same truth condition then same proposition. true propositions express facts.
defence of common sense aim: to resist sceptical arguments.
defence of realism: world exists independently of our knowledge/ experience.
reject solecism: view that i am the only mind/ person within universe. everything = creation of own mind.
Moore knows that he exists and he knows that you know that too.
In order to be able to prove the existence of the material world, he gives the notion of our hands. By looking at our hands, which are material we can conclude that external world exists. Just know it matter of fact. agrees to an extent with descartes and notion of brain in vat, but then concludes that if can acknowledge that have hands, means that we are not brain in vat.
common sense = universal truths. doesn't make sense to doubt these claims. He just knows that he exists. sceptic would deny these claims, that = a contradictory view.
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