Rationality, Rules, and Ideals: Critical Essays on Bernard Gert's Moral Theory

Author:   Walter Sinnott-Armstrong ,  Robert Audi
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
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9780742513167


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   28 June 2002
Format:   Hardback
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Rationality, Rules, and Ideals: Critical Essays on Bernard Gert's Moral Theory


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A collection of essays by prestigious authors discussing the work of Bernard Gert, Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Dartmouth College.

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Author:   Walter Sinnott-Armstrong ,  Robert Audi
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Dimensions:   Width: 15.90cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.621kg
ISBN:  

9780742513167


ISBN 10:   0742513165
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   28 June 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Scope and Structure of the Essays: A Short Introduction Chapter 2 Precis of Morality: Its Nature and Justification Chapter 3 Part I: Justification and Method Chapter 4 Justification in Bernard Gert's Moral Theory Chapter 5 Gert's Moral Theory and Discourse Ethics Chapter 6 On the Relevance of Ignorance to the Demands of Morality Chapter 7 Part II: Rationality and Reasons Chapter 8 Reasons and Rationality in the Moral Philosophy of Bernard Gert Chapter 9 Gert on Reasons, Rationality, Harms, and Lists Chapter 10 Bernard Gert's Complex Hybrid Conception of Rationality Chapter 11 Part III: Consequences and Rules Chapter 12 Gert on Aid to Others Chapter 13 Gert Contra Consequentialism Chapter 14 The Role of Rules Chapter 15 Part IV: Ideals and Goods Chapter 16 Moral Ideals Chapter 17 Accentuate the Negative: Negative Values, Moral Theory, and Common Sense Chapter 18 A Note on Harms and Evils in Gert's Moral Theory Chapter 19 Is the Lessening of Evil the Only Goal of Morality? A Role for Eudaimonia in Gert's Moral System Chapter 20 Part V: Virtue and Character Chapter 21 Rules and Virtues Chapter 22 Character, Immoraility, and Punishment Chapter 23 Part VI: Reply Chapter 24 Replies to my Critics

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This collection of critical essays is worthy of Bernard Gert's major contribution to contemporary ethical theory. It was a pleasure to read the essays in conjunction with Gert's responses.--James Sterba


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Walter Sinnott-Armstrongis professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College and a colleague of Bernard Gert's. Robert Audi is professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska. He edits the series Elements of Philosophy for Rowman & Littlefield.

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