Morality: Its Nature and Justification / Edition 2

Morality: Its Nature and Justification / Edition 2

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by Bernard Gert
     
 

Gert's account of morality as a public system that applies to all rational persons is the only objective account of morality that allows for limited moral disagreement. It explains why abortion and the treatment of animals are such controversial issues, justifies deciding some moral problems by voting, and explains the prevalence of hypocrisy. See more details below

Overview

Gert's account of morality as a public system that applies to all rational persons is the only objective account of morality that allows for limited moral disagreement. It explains why abortion and the treatment of animals are such controversial issues, justifies deciding some moral problems by voting, and explains the prevalence of hypocrisy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195176902
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Morality3
Ch. 2Rationality and irrationality29
Ch. 3Reasons56
Ch. 4Goods (benefits) and evils (harms)90
Ch. 5Moral rules110
Ch. 6Impartiality131
Ch. 7Justifying the moral rules : the first five159
Ch. 8Justifying the moral rules : the second five187
Ch. 9Justifying violations220
Ch. 10Moral ideals246
Ch. 11Virtues and vices275
Ch. 12Moral judgments309
Ch. 13"Why should I be moral?"338
Ch. 14Morality and society362

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