MOORE'S COMMONPLACE BOOK
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MOORE'S COMMONPLACE BOOK book
G. E. Moore was one of the philosophical titans who changed the course of philosophy and our way of doing it. The appearance of his Commonplace Book is thus an event of special importance, not only for those philosophers who, in varying degrees, do their work under his influence, but also for those who resist it. Moore kept philosophical notebooks between 1919 and 1953, nine altogether; and Dr Casimir Lewy has published a selection of the entries, in chronological order, under the title Moore gave to his last six notebooks. The reflections recorded in the notebooks, which Moore intended for his private use, are indeed a welcome addition to the things he published during his lifetime: they exemplify the same ideal of clarity and accuracy that his known writings do, and they will undoubtedly add to the effect Moore has already had on the practice of philosophy.