Vol. 41 Núm. 1 (2021)

G. E. Moore sobre conceptos y juicio

José Sebastián Briceño Domínguez
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Publicado 2021-05-01

Palabras clave

  • Concepts,
  • Judgment,
  • Proposition,
  • Abstract,
  • Particular,
  • Universal,
  • Substance
  • ...Más
  • Conceptos,
  • Juicio,
  • Proposición,
  • Abstracto,
  • Particular,
  • Universal,
  • Substancia
  • ...Más


En “The Nature of Judgment” (1899), G. E. Moore defiende la extraña tesis según la cual “[p]arece necesario… entender al mundo como formado de conceptos”. Los filósofos han ofrecido distintas comprensiones de esta propuesta, en particular de lo que los conceptos mooreanos realmente son. En este artículo discuto y rechazo tres de ellas: una, según la cual los conceptos mooreanos son universales dentro del marco de una teoría del cúmulo sobre particulares concretos (Nelson, 1962; Baldwin, 1990); una segunda, según la cual los conceptos mooreanos son particulares dentro de un marco de análisis mereológico (Bell, 1999); y una tercera, según la cual los conceptos mooreanos son una categoría sui generis, resultante del supuesto rechazo de la distinción substancia (particular)/atributo (universal) (MacBride 2018). Finalizo defendiendo mi propia comprensión, que resalta la postura abiertamente platónica del joven G. E. Moore.


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