God and Morality: A Philosophical History

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Blackwell
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In this book, John Hare evaluates the ethical theories of four philosophers: Aristotle, Duns Scotus, Kant, and R.M. Hare. Hare presents the works of these philosophers as keys to understanding the advancement of ethical thought through the history of Western philosophy. He focuses on the central concepts in their writings, such as virtue, will, duty, and consequence and takes seriously the role of God in their moral theories. The study reveals significant and sometimes surprising similarities between the four thinkers.