Interview with Robert S. Hare

You write about spiritual inspiration and philosophy. Which religions, and what areas of philosophy, do you like?
Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Native American spirituality and Paganism. Existentialism, Romanticism, and Transcendentalism.
You mention that your writing is "distilled prose." Can you expound on this?
1. With nonfiction, it's a disservice to the reader to fluff up one's book just to achieve a desired thickness.
2. Many of history's literary masters appreciated poetical prose, and so do I.
3. Book writers are sculptors. Some begin with a mound of clay (the first draft), and they add to it to create their art. Others, like myself, begin with a block of marble, and then chisel away the waste--to release our Davids.
My books suffer excessive editing--I must get them just right.
Your books seem to be addressing men; do you really write for men only?
No! To you ladies: for artistic reasons, I don't change my writing to gender neutral. When you read he, him, it also means she, her.
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Published 2019-04-05.
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Books by This Author

Three Pivotal Souls: Friedrich Nietzsche, EVOLUTION; Rudolph Steiner, MYSTERY; Jean-Jacques Rousseau, REVOLUTION
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,620. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
As they produce their works, the souls of great writers open wide, and they connect with the spirit of humankind. Hare’s Three Pivotal Souls presents writers who lived the pulse of humanity. They described The Eternal Now. Their masterpieces still foretell our future. The vital auguries of Nietzsche, Steiner and Rousseau will forever enlighten the generations.
Heroes Of Philosophy, Volume Three, Voltaire, Nietzsche And Emerson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
Voltaire, the Grandfather of modern radicals, fought the Church and the State – their superstitions and corruptions. Nietzsche exposed both Christianity and modernity – their psychological and sociological harm. His teachings of self-willed evolution will transform any open-minded person! Emerson, while the foremost American philosopher, can also be considered an Eastern Master.
Heroes of Philosophy, Volume Two, Spinoza, Steiner and Goethe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
Unique insights into Christianity. The Mysteries (the people's religion). Plus, the genius of Goethe!
Heroes Of Philosophy, Volume One, Confucius, Rousseau And Heine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Heroes Of Philosophy, Volume One, Confucius, Rousseau And Heine delivers profound ideas from these three philosophers. While they were well-aware of the teachings of history’s high-thinkers, they thought independently, based on their experiences within their particular societies. Their sublime ideas have survived and are relevant today. If you are movable these Heroes of Philosophy will move you.
Eastern Philosophy for the Western Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,420. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
Some philosophy, some poetry and some religion, all from an Eastern point of view. The West is becoming Oriental, as it must if humankind is to survive.
The Password Primeval
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Comparative Religion
Like philosophy? Enjoy spiritual inspiration? You’ve got to read this eBook, The Password Primeval. Multi-cultural philosophies. The best of several religions.
Spiritual Heroism
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
SPIRITUAL HEROISM is a real gem, a small book of heroic philosophy, quotations and paraphrased snippets from down-to-earth wise men: Rousseau, Thoreau, Nietzsche, and other famous minds. Hare researches only the best of writers. He renews their profundities, their well-reasoned maxims. Hare's distilled prose is fine art. Enjoy!
Away With This Inverted World
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
AWAY WITH THIS INVERTED WORLD: timeless idealism must overthrow our painful realism - in spirituality and in society. Noble heroes can all agree with what’s wrong in the world - and what’s right. Throughout history, noble heroes have known wisdom.
New Era Ethics
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » New age philosophy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism
NEW ERA ETHICS: philosophical prognostications, in three parts: On Spirituality, On Wealth, and On Society. Hare's distilled prose is fine art. Enjoy!
Mystical Maxims
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
MYSTICAL MAXIMS is magical! The 500+ axioms penetrate one's spirit, releasing pent-up heroic instincts. Enjoy timeless philosophical Truth and invaluable noble aphorisms.