G. E. Moore Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Gilcher, Edwin. Supplement to a Bibliography of George Moore. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1987, 95 p.

Corrects errors from the 1971 Moore bibliography and includes articles and books published since 1970.

Langenfeld, Robert. George Moore: An Annotated Secondary Bibliography of Writings about Him. New York: AMS Press, 1987, 531 p.

Contains detailed annotations of Moore's letters and articles.


Levy, Paul. Moore: G. E. Moore and the Cambridge Apostles. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979, 335 P.

Focuses on Moore's development as a philosopher and his early years at Cambridge.


Baldwin, Thomas. G. E. Moore. London and New York: Routledge, 1990, 337 p.

Overview of Moore's early philosophy and lengthy analysis of his later writings, contrasting Moore's ideas with the philosophical teachings of Bertrand Russell.

Hill, John. The Ethics of G. E. Moore: A New Interpretation. The Netherlands: Van Gorcum 1976, 144 P.

Draws a connection between morality and Moore's writings on ethics, claiming that Moore brought the two concepts together in his famous explanation of the undefinable "good."

Klemke, E. D. The Epistemology of G. E. Moore. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1969, 205 p.

Discusses Moore's concepts of common sense, ordinary language, semantics, and analytical philosophy, as well as epistemological issues.

Moore, G. E. The Elements of Ethics. Tom Regan, ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991, 200 p.

Introduction by Regan analyzes Moore's lectures to the London School of Ethics and Social Philosophy and argues that Moore's Principia Ethica is a much better-reasoned philosophical work.

O'Conner, David. The Metaphysics of G. E. Moore. London: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1982, 180 p.

Examines Moore's writings on metaphysics, finding the philosopher unable to construct a precise system that might include all of his beliefs.

Regan, Tom. Bloomsbury's Prophet: G. E. Moore and the Development of His Moral Philosophy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986, 307 p.

Explores the themes of individuality and personal ethics in Moore's philosophy and relates his influence on such Bloomsbury figures as Lytton Strachey, John Maynard Keyes, and Desmond McCarthy.

Sylvester, Robert Peter. The Moral Philosophy of G. E. Moore. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990, 231 p.

Attempts to elucidate Moore's system of ethical thought by examining his writings on metaphysics.