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Morality : Its Nature and Justification - Bernard Gert


Its Nature and Justification

Paperback Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780195176902
Number Of Pages: 460

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Bernard 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.

Conceptual Foundations
Moralityp. 3
Rationality and Irrationalityp. 29
Reasonsp. 56
Goods and Evils (Benefits and Harms)p. 89
Moral Rulesp. 109
Impartialityp. 130
The Moral System and Its Justification
Justifying the Moral Rules: The First Fivep. 157
Justifying the Moral Rules: The Second Fivep. 186
Justifying Violationsp. 221
Moral Idealsp. 247
Virtue, Metaethics, and Political Philosophy
Virtues and Vicesp. 277
Moral Judgmentsp. 310
"Why Should I Be Moral?"p. 338
Morality and Societyp. 362
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ISBN: 9780195176902
ISBN-10: 0195176901
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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