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Prof. Richard Mervyn Hare (1919-2002)

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Prof. RM Hare, 1919-2002

Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford
Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Fellow of the British Academy
White's Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Oxford,

Biographical details

Born: 21 March 1919, son of Charles Francis Aubone Hare and Louise Kathleen Hare (née Simonds)
Married: 1947 Catherine Verney, one son, three daughters, six grandchildren
Died: 29 January 2002.

Educated: Rugby Sch. (scholar) and Balliol College, Oxford, England (scholar), 1st cl. Classical Honour Mods. 1939, 1st cl. Lit. Hum., 1947, BA and MA 1947

War Service: Lieutenant, Royal Artillery and Indian Mountain Artillery. 1939-42; prisoner of war, Singapore and on Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-5

Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Balliol College, Oxford, 1947-66, (Hon. Fellow 1974)
White's Professor of Moral Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1966-83, (Hon. Fellow 1983).
Graduate Research Professor, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1983-94

Wilde Lecturer in Natural Religion, Oxford, 1963-6.
Member of Church of England Working Parties on Ethical Questions, 1960-74
Member of National Road Safety Advisory Council, 1966-8

Visiting Fellow or Professor Princeton (1957); Australian National University Canberra (1966); University of Michigan (1968); University of Delaware (1974); Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (1980); Unisa and other S.African Universities (1985); Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University (1987 and 1993); Univs. of Kyoto Osaka Nagoya and Tokyo (1988); FSU Tallahassee (1990-1994); Axel Hägerström Lecturer, Uppsala, 1991

Fellow of British Academy, 1964
Tanner Award, 1973
Foreign Hon. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1974
Hon. Ph.D. Lund, 1991

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