Essays on Political Morality
By (author) R. M. Hare
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Essays on Political Morality by R. M. Hare
Book DescriptionR. M. Hare, one of the most widely discussed of today's moral philosophers, presents a selection of essays in which he brings ethical theory lucidly to bear on moral problems arising in politics. He examines our obligation to obey the law; the limits of legitimate lawbreaking, civil violence, and war; rights of various sorts and their supposed conflict with utility; justice, distributive and retributive; and care of the environment. His arguments are amply illustrated by specific examples. The volume substantiates the author's claim that help with such problems can be found in philosophy, and particularly in his own ethical theory, which draws together the best insights of Kant and utilitarians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198249948
(217mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. M. Hare
Sorting Out Ethics, Paperback (February 2000)
R. M. Hare, one of the most influential moral philosophers of the twentieth century, presents a definitive summary of his fundamental views on ethics, incorporating a critical taxonomy of rival ethical theories. Sorting Out Ethics is a characteristically lucid and lively guide to the subject and Hare's place in it.
Objective Prescriptions, Hardback (March 1999)
This collection of R.M. Hare's essays in moral philosophy span the whole range of his ethical interests, from the most abstract to the most down-to-earth. The text presents the bases of his ethical theory in Kantian prescriptivism, utilitarianism, and the logic of imperatives.
Essays on Religion and Education, Paperback (September 1998)
The main question addressed in this text is how children can be educated to think for themselves about moral questions. It examines the effects on society of failure to achieve this and he argues that those who want to dispense with morality are resigning from a vital educational task.
Essays on Bioethics, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by R. M. Hare
The renowned moral philosopher R. M. Hare applies a coherent ethical theory to moral problems in medicine and related fields. He deals in a clear and compelling way with such issues as abortion, embryo experimentation, population policy, experimentation on children, health care policy, free will, and vegetarianism.
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Author Biography - R. M. Hare
R. M. Hare, FBA, was White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1966 to 1983, and Graduate Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida, Gainesville, thereafter.
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