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R. M. Hare

Print publication date: 1981

Print ISBN-13: 9780198246602

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198246609.001.0001

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Prudence, Morality and Supererogation

Prudence, Morality and Supererogation

(p.188) 11 Prudence, Morality and Supererogation
Moral Thinking

R. M. Hare

Oxford University Press

The relationship between morality and prudence and the extent to which a proper utilitarian account can accommodate acts of supererogation is examined. There are prudential principles that coincide with moral principles, which are supported by firm dispositions of character. Hare argues that the prescriptivity of moral judgements demonstrate the tight connection between moral judgements and dispositions to act, and shows how it is possible to reach certain conclusions if we do our moral thinking correctly.

Keywords:   disposition, morality, prudence, supererogation, utilitarianism

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