Some Main Problems of Philosophy Author:G. E. Moore A major modern attempt to rethink and resolve the central questions of philosophy. — G.E. Moore on: — What is Philosophy? — Sense-Data — Ways of Knowing — Hume's Theory — Material Things — Existence in Space — Existence in Time — The Notion of Infinity — The Meaning of "Real" — Imagination and Memory — "Takes its place as part of the history of philosophy."... more » -The Times Literary Supplement
"'Do we really know what things are good and what are bad?' 'Do we really know of the existence of mind?' 'How do we know the past?' 'What do we mean when we speak of chairs and tables?' 'What is it to mean anything?'"
"...Moore manages to present these central, limiting, typical problems in such a way that the reader in spite of himself begins to feel them. And without this feeling of the difficulty there can be no full understanding of what it is to remove it. The idea that there is nothing much to make a fuss about is as fatal as the idea that nothing much can be done about it. For this reason alone Moore's introduction to philosophical difficulties can help us to judge and to understand the most modern attempts to resolve them. But further, the ruthless clarity with which Moore shows us the pathless jungle before us helps us to realize what must be done to get through it."