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  1. Caspar Hare (2013). The Limits of Kindness. Oup Oxford.
    Caspar Hare presents a bold and original approach to questions of what we ought to do, and why we ought to do it. He breaks with tradition to argue that we can tackle difficult problems in normative ethics by starting with a principle that is humble and uncontroversial. Being moral involves wanting particular other people to be better off.
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  2. Caspar Hare (2012). Obligations to Merely Statistical People. Journal of Philosophy 109 (5-6):378-390.
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  3. Caspar Hare (2011). Bradley , Ben . Well-Being and Death . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Pp. 224. $60.00 (Cloth). Ethics 121 (4):797-799.
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  4. Caspar Hare (2011). Obligation and Regret When There is No Fact of the Matter About What Would Have Happened If You Had Not Done What You Did. Noûs 45 (1):190 - 206.
    It is natural to distinguish between objective and subjective senses of.
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  5. Caspar Hare (2010). Realism About Tense and Perspective. Philosophy Compass 5 (9):760-769.
    On one view of time past, present and future things exist, but their being past, present or future does not consist in their standing in before‐ and after‐relations to other things. So, for example, the event of the signing of the Magna Carta is past, and its being so does not consist in, or reduce to, its coming before the events of 2010.In this paper I discuss arguments for and against this view and view in its near vicinity, perspectival realism. (...)
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  6. Caspar Hare (2010). Take the Sugar. Analysis 70 (2):237-247.
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  7. Caspar Hare (2009). Acknowledgments. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press.
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  8. Caspar Hare (2009). 5 A Problem About Personal Identity Over Time. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 57-72.
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  9. Caspar Hare (2009). Contents. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press.
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  10. Caspar Hare (2009). 4 Clarifications. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 41-56.
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  11. Caspar Hare (2009). 3 Egocentrism and Egocentric Metaphysics. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 19-40.
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  12. Caspar Hare (2009). Introduction. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press.
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  13. Caspar Hare (2009). Index. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 111-114.
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  14. Caspar Hare (2009). Notes. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 99-106.
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  15. Caspar Hare (2009). Perfectly Balanced Interests. Philosophical Perspectives 23 (1):165-176.
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  16. Caspar Hare (2009). References. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 107-110.
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  17. Caspar Hare (2009). Review of Saul Smilansky, Ten Moral Paradoxes. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (5).
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  18. Caspar Hare (2009). 7 Skepticism and Humility. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 91-98.
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  19. Caspar Hare (2009). 1 Self- Interest and Self- Importance. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 1-8.
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  20. Caspar Hare (2009). 2 Time- Bias and the Metaphysics of Time. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 9-18.
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  21. Caspar Hare (2009). The Ethics of Morphing. Philosophical Studies 145 (1):111 - 130.
    Here's one piece of practical reasoning: "If I do this then a person will reap some benefits and suffer some costs. On balance, the benefits outweigh the costs. So I ought to do it." Here's another: "If I do this then one person will reap some benefits and another will suffer some costs. On balance, the benefits to the one person outweigh the costs to the other. So I ought to do it." Many influential philosophers say that there is something (...)
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  22. Caspar Hare (2009). 6 The Solution. In On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects. Princeton University Press. 73-90.
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  23. Caspar Hare (2008). A Puzzle About Other-Directed Time-Bias. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (2):269 – 277.
    Should we be time-biased on behalf of other people? 'Sometimes yes, sometimes no'—it is tempting to answer. But this is not right. On pain of irrationality, we cannot be too selective about when we are time-biased on behalf of other people.
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  24. Richard J. Arneson, Robert E. Goodin, David Schmidtz, Agnieszka Jaworska, Caspar Hare & Lionel K. McPherson (2007). 10. Laurence Thomas, The Family and the Political Self Laurence Thomas, The Family and the Political Self (Pp. 580-585). In Laurie DiMauro (ed.), Ethics. Greenhaven Press.
     
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  25. Caspar Hare (2007). Rationality and the Distant Needy. Philosophy and Public Affairs 35 (2):161–178.
    This is my argument for the claim that morality is very demanding indeed. In a nutshell: being consistent is harder than you think.
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  26. Caspar Hare (2007). Self-Bias, Time-Bias, and the Metaphysics of Self and Time. Journal of Philosophy 104 (7):350-373.
    This is about the metaphysics of the self and ethical egoism. It can serve as a preview for my manuscript-in-progress below.
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  27. Caspar Hare (2007). Voices From Another World: Must We Respect the Interests of People Who Do Not, and Will Never, Exist? Ethics 117 (3):498-523.
    This is about the rights and wrongs of bringing people into existence. In a nutshell: sometimes what matters is not what would have happened to you, but what would have happened to the person who would have been in your position, even if that person never actually exists.
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  28. Caspar Hare (2003). On Myself, and Other, Less Important, Subjects. Dissertation, Princeton University
    In this dissertation I spell out, and make a case for, egocentric presentism, a view about what it is for a thing to be me. I argue that there are benefits associated with adopting this view. ;The chief benefit comes in the sphere of ethics. Many of us, when we think about what to do, feel a particular kind of ambivalence. On the one hand we are moved by an impartial concern for the greater good. We feel the force of (...)
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