Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Moore's Hands: Thought experiment by G.E. Moore (Moore, “Proof of an External World”, 1939). By lifting his hands and saying, "Here is a hand and here is another," he demonstrates directly that there are at least two material things in the outer world. Most authors argue that it is not possible to disprove skepticism in this way since the skeptical doubts go deeper and include, among other things, the relationship between manifestation and knowledge. Ultimately it is not excluded that the whole situation was dreamed.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
 
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Carnap, Rudolf Moore s Hands   Carnap, Rudolf
Stroud, Barry Moore s Hands   Stroud, Barry


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24