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Morality: Its Nature and Justification

Bernard Gert


Morality: Its Nature and Justification provides an analysis of the concepts of morality, rationality and irrationality, reasons, goods and evils, moral rules, and impartiality. It uses these analyses to describe a justified moral system that includes moral rules that prohibit doing the kinds of actions that need justification so as not to be immoral; moral ideals that encourage doing the kinds of actions that, if they do not involve violations of moral rules, are universally considered to be morally good actions; and a two-step procedure for determining when the violations of a mo ... More

Keywords: rationality, irrationality, reasons, goods, evils, moral rules, moral ideals, impartiality, justification, violations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195176896
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195176898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard Gert, author
Dartmouth College
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