Rethinking Hare'S Analysis Of Moral Thinking
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R. M. Hare has an ambitious project of arguing from a limited set of premises about the nature of moral thought and language all the way to substantive utilitarian conclusions. I reconstruct Hare's argument, identify an important problem for Hare, and then develop and endorse a restricted Hare-like argument. This argument is less ambitious than Hare's, and does not substantiate utilitarian conclusions on its own, but I demonstrate that it nonetheless imposes important constraints on moral judgements and I indicate how it can play a role in a larger argument for utilitarian conclusions.
Daskal, Steven, "Rethinking Hare'S Analysis Of Moral Thinking" (2019). NIU Bibliography. 196.
Department of Philosophy