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Objective Prescriptions : And Other Essays - R. M. Hare

Objective Prescriptions

And Other Essays

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780198238539
Number Of Pages: 240

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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has brought together in this volume the best of his uncollected essays in moral philosophy, several of them previously unpublished or revised for this collection.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.

Preface 1: Objective Prescriptions 2: Prescriptivism 3: Some Subatomic Particles of Logic 4: Imperatives, Prescriptions, and their Logic 5: Philosophy and Conflict 6: A New Kind of Ethical Naturalism? 7: Professor Foot on Subjectivism 8: Internalism and Externalism in Ethics 9: Weakness of the Will 10: Foundationalism and Coherentism in Ethics 11: Preferences of Possible People 12: Methods of Bioethics: Some Defective Proposals 13: A Utilitarian Approach to Ethics 14: Is Medical Ethics Lost? 15: Loyalty and Obedience 16: Why Racism is an Evil 17: The Ethics of Medical Involvement in Torture 18: One Philosopher's Approach to Business and Professional Ethics 19: What Are Cities For? The Ethics of Urban Planning Bibliography; Index

ISBN: 9780198238539
ISBN-10: 0198238533
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.39