Common Morality by Bernard Gert
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Common Morality
By Bernard Gert

Common Morality

Deciding What to Do

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Common Morality by Bernard Gert

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Moral problems do not always come in the form of great social controversies. More often, the moral decisions we make are made quietly, constantly, and within the context of everyday activities and quotidian dilemmas. Indeed, these smaller decisions are based on a moral foundation that few of us ever stop to think about but which guides our every action. Here distinguished philosopher Bernard Gert presents a clear and concise introduction to what he calls common morality, the moral system that most thoughtful people implicitly use when making everyday, commonsense moral decisions and judgments. Common Morality is useful in that - while not resolving every disagreement on controversial issues it is able to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable answers to moral problems. The distillation of over 40 years' of scholarship, this book is the most accessible version of Gert's influential theory of morality as well as an eye-opening look at the moral foundations of our everyday actions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195173710
ISBN-10: 0195173716
Format: Hardback
(184mm x 134mm x 20mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Bernard Gert

Hobbes by Bernard Gert Hobbes, Paperback (January 2010)

Thomas Hobbes was the first great English political philosopher. His work excited intense controversy among his contemporaries and continues to do so in our own time.

Common Morality by Bernard Gert Common Morality, Paperback (February 2007)

Suitable for students, this is a short, accessible introduction to moral rules and reasoning and should find course use in introductory classes in ethics, applied ethics, and moral theory.

Bioethics by Bernard Gert Bioethics, Hardback (March 2006)

This book includes the latest revisions of the authors' influential analyses of some significant concepts in medicine, such as death, disease, paternalism, euthanasia and valid consent. It presents a useful and systemic method for dealing with the moral problems and disputes, but also allows for some unresolvable disagreement.

Morality by Bernard Gert Morality, Paperback (April 2005)

Argues that morality is an informal system that does not provide answers to every moral question but does always limit the range of morally acceptable options. The author explains why some moral questions cannot be resolved. He describes the two-step procedure that is used in moral decisions and judgments.

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Author Biography - Bernard Gert

Bernard Gert is Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Dartmouth College. He is also the author of Morality: Its Nature and Justification, and co-author of Bioethics, and Morality and the New Genetics.

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