What is Moore’s Paradox and What Does It Mean?

What is Moore’s Paradox and What Does It Mean?

June 27, 2021 Off By Felso

Among Moore’s views, another that Wittgenstein was particularly influenced by is today known as the Moore Paradox. Wittgenstein said that this paradox is the most impressive philosophical view Moore has expressed. Rumor has it that Wittgenstein overheard Moore expressing this paradox in one of his lectures and went to Moore’s house and got him out of bed and told him to repeat Moore’s lecture to him.

Paradox: “It’s raining, but I don’t believe it’s raining.” It is about the contradiction of an expression in the form of The problem is that the proposition itself is not a logical contradiction, although no one is expected to consistently make such a statement.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook