Essays in Ethical Theory

Paperback | February 1, 1993

byHare, R. M.

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In this volume, R. M. Hare has collected a number of essays which fill in the theoretical background of his thought and which together give an overall picture of his views on a variety of questions.Each essay is self-contained, and topics covered include the objectivity and rationality of moral thinking, the issue between the ethical realists and their opponents, the place in our moral thought of appeals to common convictions, and how to tell whether a feature of a situation is morallyrelevant. His central theme is the paradox that, if moral judgements were just statements of fact, relativism would be inescapable. We can treat moral thinking as a rational activity only because moral judgements are more than this.

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In this volume, R. M. Hare has collected a number of essays which fill in the theoretical background of his thought and which together give an overall picture of his views on a variety of questions.Each essay is self-contained, and topics covered include the objectivity and rationality of moral thinking, the issue between the ethical r...

R. M. Hare is at University of Florida, Gainesville.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198240716

ISBN - 13:9780198240716

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`The Essays in Ethical Theory are very important ... for a society like ours ... presenting issues with clarity and sharpness which Author viewpoint article loaded to web nterview prompts searching responses. I commend [the book] to all serious thinkers on ethical matters, and await witheagerness the appearance of further volumes in the series.' Ethical Record