Moore's Appeal To Common Sense1

Alan R. Whitea1

a1 University of Hull

I believe that Moore's appeal to common sense has been misunder-stood both by his defenders and his critics. Besides the mistakes of the latter, there is one enormous howler which, in my opinion, the former have committed. This is to confuse or coalesce two quite distinct appeals which he made, namely the appeal to common sense and the appeal to ordinary language.


1 The references to Moore's writings are to the bibliography at the end.