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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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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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