Its Nature and Justification 4th Revised edition
By (author) Bernard Gert
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Morality by Bernard Gert
Book DescriptionBernard Gert's classic work Morality, in which he argues his distinctive and comprehensive moral theory, is now in its sixth edition. Gert 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 and so explains why some moral questions cannot be resolved. Gert describes the two-step procedure that is used in moral decisions and judgments, and he shows that moral rules cannot be understood independently of the system in which they are embedded. Although his moral theory is sophisticated, it is presented with a clarity that will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students alike, as well as anyone with a general interest in applied ethics. In this new edition, Gert perfects the consistency of his views by presenting his argument in greater detail; he also revises the text in light of a critical book and two symposia dedicated to his theory that have surfaced since the book's last publication. This is the definitive edition to the work that has received so much attention and acclaim.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195176896
(242mm x 162mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author 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, 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, 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, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Bernard Gert
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 at Dartmouth College and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School.
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