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Broad, Charles Dunbar (1887–1971)

Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


English empiricist philosopher of mind, science, and psychical research, born in Harlsden, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Cambridge. Broad provided careful, balanced assessments of competing positions in the areas of philosophy drawing his interest. His scrupulous examinations provide one model of philosophical method, but Broad lacked the brilliant insight of his Cambridge contemporaries Moore, Russell, and Wittgenstein. His main works include The Mind and Its Place in Nature (1925), Five Types of Ethical Theory (1930), and An Examination of McTaggart's Philosophy (1933). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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