Davidson and Hare on Evaluations

In: Ratio: The international journal of analytic philosophy, Jg. 3 (1990) ; Nr. 1, S. 48–63
ISSN: 0034-0006
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Philosophie
This paper has two parts. In the first 1 discuss Davidson’s view of
evaluations: what is the meaning and function ofprima facie, ‘allthings-
considered’ and ‘sans phrase’ judgements, and what is the
role of his principle of continence? In the (shorter) second part I try
to exploit Davidson’s insights to elucidate the position of Hare:
what is it to treat a moral judgement as a prima facie, or as a
critical moral judgement, and when is a moral judgement a critical
moral judgement?