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Justifying the 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/10.1093/0195176898.003.0008
 Justifying the Moral Rules

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This chapter argues that the moral rules: do not deceive, keep your promises, do not cheat, obey the law, and do your duty, are justified moral rules. It provides analyses of deception, promises, cheating, law, and duties. After showing the importance of fallibility, it points out some problems with rule consequentialism.

Keywords: moral rules; cheating; duties; fallibility; rule consequentialism

Chapter.  18964 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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