R. M. Hare
R. M. Hare
Practical issues are issues over which people are prepared to fight and kill one another; and it may be that unless some way is found of talking about them rationally and with hope of agreement, violence will finally engulf the world.
Moral Thinking: Its Levels, Method, and Point, Oxford, 1981, p. v

Writings by R. M. Hare
[books / book excerpts]
·  How to Argue with an Anti-Utilitarian. Excerpted from Moral Thinking, Oxford, 1981.
·  Imperative Sentences. Mind, January, 1949.
·  Are Discoveries about the Uses of Words Empirical? The Journal of Philosophy, November 7, 1957.
·  Philosophical Discoveries. Mind, April, 1960.
·  Some Alleged Differences between Imperatives and Indicatives. Mind, July, 1967.
·  Meaning and Speech Acts. The Philosophical Review, January, 1970.
·  Rules of War and Moral Reasoning. Philosophy and Public Affairs, Winter, 1972.
·  Rawls' Theory of Justice --I. The Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1973.
·  Rawls' Theory of Justice --II. The Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1973.
·  Abortion and the Golden Rule. Philosophy and Public Affairs, Spring 1975.
·  Opportunity for What? Oxford Review of Education, 1977.
·  Moral Conflicts. The Tanner Lecture on Human Values, 1979.
·  What is Wrong with Slavery. Philosophy & Public Affairs, 1979.
·  Utilitarianism and Double Standards. Oxford Review of Education, 1982.
·  Some Reasoning about Preferences. Ethics, October, 1984.
·  Some Sub-Atomic Particles of Logic. Mind, January, 1989.
·  Could Kant Have Been a Utilitarian? Utilitas, 1993.
·  An Examination of the Place of Reason in Ethics. By Stephen Edelston Toulmin. The Philosophical Quarterly, July, 1951.
·  What Is Value? By Everett W. Hall. Mind, April, 1954.
·  An Enquiry into Goodness. By F. E. Sparshott. The Philosophical Quarterly, October, 1960.
·  Generalization in Ethics. By Marcus George Singer. The Philosophical Quarterly, October, 1962.
·  Norm and Action. By Georg Henrik von Wright. The Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1965.
·  Freedom of the Individual. By Stuart Hampshire. The Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1967.
·  Contemporary Moral Philosophy. By G. J. Warnock. Mind, July, 1968.
·  The Structure of Morality. By Héctor-Neri Castañeda. The Journal of Philosophy, August 12, 1976.
·  The Philosophy of Right and Wrong. By Bernard Mayo. The Philosophial Quarterly, October, 1987.
·  A Philosophical Self-Portrait. The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy, 1997.

Writings about R. M. Hare
[dictionary / encyclopaedia entries]
·  Richard Mervyn Hare. Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy.
·  Richard Mervyn Hare. One Hundred Philosophers.
·  Richard Mervyn Hare. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
·  Richard Mervyn Hare. Wikipedia.
[other writings]
·  R. M. Hare on Imperative Sentences. By A. F. Peters. Mind, October, 1949.
·  Mr. Hare on the Roles of Principles in Deciding. By E. M. Adams. Mind, January, 1956.
·  Mr. Hare on Theology and Falsification. By H. J. N. Horsburgh. The Philosophical Quarterly, July, 1956.
·  Objectivism and Mr. Hare's Language of Morals. By Sidney Zink. Mind, January, 1957.
·  The Refutation of Naturalism in Moore and Hare. By Roger Hancock. The Journal of Philosophy, May 12, 1960.
·  Can I Do What I Think I Ought Not?. By M. C. McGuire. Mind, July, 1961.
·  A Note on Hare's The Language of Morals. By Roger Hancock. The Philosophical Quarterly, January, 1963.
·  Hare's Argument Against Ethical Naturalism. By Svetozar Stojanovic. Mind, April, 1963.
·  A Note on Hare's Analysis of "Good". By D. A. Lloyd Thomas. Mind, October, 1963.
·  Aesthetics and Hare's Analysis of "Good". By D. A. Lloyd Thomas. The Philosophical Quarterly, August, 1964.
·  Hare on Descriptive Meaning Rules. By G. N. A. Vesey. Mind, October, 1965.
·  Hare's Account of Moral Reasoning. By David S. Scarrow. Ethics, January, 1966.
·  R. M. Hare's Reformulation of the Open Question. By John F. Lange. Mind, April, 1966.
·  Plato and the Mathematicians: An Examination of Professor Hare's Views. By C. C. W. Taylor. The Philosophical Quarterly, July, 1967.
·  Hare's Arguments Against Ethical Naturalism. By L. W. Sumner. The Journal of Philosophy, December 7, 1967.
·  On Hare's "Better". By M. K. Rennie. Noûs, February, 1968.
·  Hare's Debtors. By David P. Gauthier. Mind, July, 1968.
·  R. M. Hare and Moral Reasoning. By Gilbert Harman. Mind, July, 1968.
·  Why Hare Must Hound the Goods. By Peter H. Hare & Edward H. Madden. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, March, 1969.
·  Hare, Singer, Gewirth on Universalizability. By W. Gregory Lycan. The Philosophical Quarterly, April, 1969.
·  Hare's Argument from Linguistic Change. By James W. Nickel. Ethics, July, 1969.
·  Hare on the Meaning of "Good". By Charles Daniels. Mind, January, 1970.
·  Hare's Failure to Define Good Reasons. By Paul J. Olscamp. Mind, April, 1970.
·  Hare on Meaning and Speech Acts. By G. J. Warnock. The Philosophical Review, January, 1971.
·  What Kant Might Say to Hare. By Hugh Mercer Curtler. Mind, April, 1971.
·  Hare's View of Morality. By M. T. Thornton. Mind, October, 1971.
·  Is Hare's Prescriptivism Morally Neutral? By William Lyons. Ethics, April, 1972.
·  A Note on Hare on Imagining Oneself in the Place of Others. By Harry S. Silverstein. Mind, July, 1972.
·  Working in and Working to Principles. By Edward W. James. Ethics, October, 1972.
·  A Note on R. M. Hare and the Paradox of the Good Samaritan. By Harold Zellner. Mind, April, 1973.
·  Hare's Use of Hume's Fork. By Barbara A. MacKinnon. Ethics, July, 1974.
·  Hare's Golde-Rule Argument. By Michael H. Robins. Mind, October, 1974.
·  Hare, Abortion, and the Golden Rule. By George Sher. Philosophy and Public Affairs, Winter, 1977.
·  Hare and Fanaticism. By Alan Gettner. Ethics, January, 1977.
·  Fanaticism and Hare's Moral Theory. By Robert K. Fullinwider. Ethics, January, 1977.
·  Liberalism, Utilitarianism, and Fanaticism. By Jan Narveson. Ethics, April, 1978.
·  Justice, Social Contract, and Universal Prescriptivism. By M. H. Lessnoff. The Philosophical Quarterly, January, 1978.
·  Liberalism, Utilitarianism, and Fanaticism. By Jan Narveson. Ethics, April, 1978.
·  Plato, Hare and Davidson on Akrasia. By C. C. W. Taylor. Mind, October, 1980.
·  Is Hare a Naturalist? By H. M. Robinson. The Philosophical Review, January, 1982.
·  Hare's Argument for Utilitarianism. By Michael McDermott. The Philosophical Quarterly, October, 1983.
·  Hare on Supervenience. By A. J. Dale. Mind, October, 1985.
·  From Universal Prescriptivism to Utilitarianism. By J. W. Roxbee Cox. The Philosophical Quarterly, January, 1986.
·  Hare on Moral Weakness and the Definition of Morality. By William Frankena. Ethics, July, 1988.
·  Biographical Notes. By Mariko Okuno. 1998.
·  Hare-Index Test. By Harry J. Gensler. 1998.
·  Sidgwick's Three Principles and Hare's Universalizability. By Soshichi Uchii. Memoir of the Graduate School of Letters, 1999.
·  Harey Animals. By Gary Varner. 2002.
·  Moral Supervenience and Moral Thinking. By Dalla Drai. Disputatio, 2000.
·  A Memoir. By John Randolph Lucas. Balliol Record, 2002.
·  Richard Hare. By Jane O'Grady. The Guardian, February 1, 2002.
·  Philosopher Who Argued for Logic in Moral Questions. Daily Telegraph, February 4, 2002.
·  Professor R. M. Hare. By C. C. W. Taylor. The Independent, February 6, 2002.
·  R. M. Hare's Achievements in Moral Philosophy. By Peter Singer. Utilitas, May 25, 2002.
·  R. M. Hare: A Memorial Address. By John Hare. Utilitas, May 25, 2002.
·  R. M. Hare. By Jordan Howard Sobel. Excerpted from Good and Gold, 2003, chaps. xi-xiv.
·  Richard Mervyn Hare, 1919-2002. By A. W. Price. Proceedings of the British Academy, 2004.
·  Sorting Out Ethics. By Ben Eggleston. Mind, 2000.
·  Sorting Out Ethics. By Georg Kamp. Poiesis Prax, 2001.

·  R. M. Hare in Conversation. With Peter Momtchiloff. 1999.

·  An Annotated Bibliography. By Keith Burgess-Jackson.
·  Professor Richard Mervyn Hare. Balliol College.

David Hume   ·    Jeremy Bentham   ·    William Godwin   ·    James Mill
John Stuart Mill   ·    Henry Sidgwick   ·    R. M. Hare   ·    Peter Singer

If Hare's position is right, his work has achieved three remarkable results: it has vindicated consequentialism as an ethical theory; it has reconciled consequentialism and Kant's method of moral reasoning (not, of course, Kant's actual moral views); and it has shown that reason has a substantial role to play in ethics.
Peter Singer