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Moral Rules

Bernard Gert

in Morality

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195176896
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835300 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195176898.003.0005
 Moral Rules

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This chapter provides the defining conditions of moral rules, including their formal features such as their universality and generality, and their content, which is prohibiting causing harm. It examines commonly offered but inadequate definitions such as the religious definition, societal definition, and utilitarian definition. It discusses the attitude that rational persons take toward the moral rules.

Keywords: moral rules; universality; generality; harm; religious definition; societal definition; utilitarian definition; attitude; rational persons

Chapter.  11400 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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