Objective Prescriptions, and Other Essays

Objective Prescriptions, and Other Essays

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R. M. Hare has brought together in this volume the best of his uncollected essays in moral philosophy, several of them previously unpublished or revised for this collection. They span the whole range of his ethical interests, from the most abstract to the most down-to-earth. The reader will find here the bases of his ethical theory in Kantian prescriptivism, utilitarianism, and the logic of imperatives, and will see that theory applied to issues of bioethics, medical ethics, business ethics, loyalty and obedience, and racism. The essays display the author's characteristic clarity and vigour; some of them are polemical, targeting particular opponents and rival theories. The volume provides a compelling demonstration of Hare's commitment to bringing together the theoretical and the practical in ethics.This convention about the use of natural-kind words is itself analytic. although what microstructure it is has to be ... I would add. is especially true if the universal statements of science are nomo- logical a€” that is. if they are understood asanbsp;...


Title:Objective Prescriptions, and Other Essays
Author: Richard Mervyn Hare
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 1999-01-01
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