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Common Morality: Deciding What to Do (Hardback)
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Common Morality: Deciding What to Do (Hardback)

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Hardback 202 Pages / Published: 02/09/2004
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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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195173710
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 391 g
Dimensions: 184 x 134 x 20 mm


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Bernard Gert's descriptive account of morality may very well be one of the most commendable contributions to the moral philosophy produced in the later part of the twentieth century...this book is important contribution to contemporary moral philosophy, especially because of its wonderful mixture of Kantian, utilitarian, and contractarian insights. * Bhaskarjit Neog Ethical Perspectives *
Common Morality lays out the comprehensive conditions for moral reasoning in a manner accessible to students * Andrew Michael Flescher, Journal of the American Academy of Religion *
There is a refreshing honesty about Gert's style, which is no doubt connected to his denial that the moral rules will procure for the moral agent a single right answer for every possible moral situation. * Andrew Michael Flescher, Journal of the American Academy of Religion *

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