Moore, Proof of an External World

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G.E. MOORE “Proof of an External World”
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The ‘External’ World Q: ‘EXTERNAL’ to what? A: The MIND! Thus, the question whether the “external world” exists is the question whether anything outside of my mind (including my body!) really exists.
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Moore’s Argument 1. Here is one hand, and here is another.” 2. Therefore, two hands exist right now. Since we know that hands are physical objects, this conclusion establishes that
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Unformatted text preview: some physical objects exist. Moores Conditions of Rigorous Proof: 1. The premise is different than the conclusion. (That is, Moore is not assuming as a premise the thing hes trying to prove as a conclusion; he is not begging the question.) 1. We know the premise is true. 1. The conclusion follows from the premise. (That is, the argument is VALID .)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course PHIL 2010 taught by Professor Snyder during the Fall '06 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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