Essays on Religion and Education
By (author) R. M. Hare
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Essays on Religion and Education by R. M. Hare
Book DescriptionR. M. Hare is one of the most widely discussed of today's moral philosophers. In this volume he has collected his most important essays in the related fields of religion and education, some newly published and others now inaccessible. The book starts with an exposition of his ideas on the meaning of religious language. There follow several essays, theoretical and practical, on the relations between religion and morality, which have deep implications for moral education. The central question addressed in the rest of the volume is how children can be educated to think for themselves, freely but rationally, about moral questions, and the effects on society of failure to achieve this. Professor Hare argues that those who want to dispense with morality are in effect resigning from a vital educational task. Attitudes to euthanasia and to equality of educational opportunity are taken as examples of how our thinking can go wrong.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198249979
(223mm x 144mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1992
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 Political Morality, Paperback (September 1998)» View all books by R. M. Hare
These essays bring ethical theory to bear on moral problems arising in politics. R. M. Hare examines obligation to obey the law; limits of legitimate lawbreaking, civil violence, and war; rights of various sorts and conflict with utility; justice, distributive and retributive; and environment care.
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