Sorting Out Ethics
By (author) R. M. Hare
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Sorting Out Ethics by R. M. Hare
Book DescriptionR. M. Hare writes in his Preface: 'I offer this taxonomy of ethical theories to all those who are lost in the moral maze, including many of my philosophical colleagues. They are lost because, like most of those who hold forth on moral questions in the media, they have no map of the maze. This is has been my aim to provide.' Sorting Out Ethics is a characteristically lucid and lively survey of rival ethical theories by one of the most influential moral philosophers of the century. It also constitutes a definitive summary of Hare's own fundamental ethical position.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198250326
(203mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. M. Hare
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)
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.
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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