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 Morality

Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver and K. Danner Clouser

in Bioethics

Second edition

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780195159066
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786466 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195159063.003.0002
  Morality

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This chapter distinguishes between morality, the informal public system that people use when making moral decisions, and a moral theory, which provides an explanation and justification of morality. It presents some examples of mistaken accounts of morality, shows the relation between morality and rationality, and provides an account of impartiality. It gives an account of moral rules and moral ideals, and of the morally relevant features that are used when justifying a violation of a moral rule.

Keywords: moral theory; public system; rationality; irrationality; impartiality; moral rules; moral ideals; morally relevant features

Chapter.  14751 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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