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 Particular Moral Rules and Special Duties

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/10.1093/0195159063.003.0004
  Particular Moral Rules and Special Duties

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This chapter shows how different societies and professions generate particular moral rules and special duties from the general moral rules and moral ideals. The role that particular moral rules and special duties play in professional ethics is explained, and it is shown that there cannot be any incompatibility between common morality and professional ethics.

Keywords: professional ethics; preventive rules; group protective rules; moral expertise

Chapter.  10134 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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