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    Morality: Its Nature and Justification.Bernard Gert - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    This book offers the fullest and most sophisticated account of Gert's influential moral theory, a model first articulated in the classic work The Moral Rules: A New Rational Foundation for Morality, published in 1970. In this final revision, Gert makes clear that the moral rules are only one part of an informal system that does not provide unique answers to every moral question but does always provide a range of morally acceptable options. A new chapter on reasons includes an account (...)
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    Bioethics: A Systematic Approach.Bernard Gert - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    This book is the result of over 30 years of collaboration among its authors. It uses the systematic account of our common morality developed by one of its authors to provide a useful foundation for dealing with the moral problems and disputes that occur in the practice of medicine. The analyses of impartiality, rationality, and of morality as a public system not only explain why some bioethical questions, such as the moral acceptability of abortion, cannot be resolved, but also provide (...)
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    Common Morality: Deciding What to Do.Bernard Gert - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Moral problems do not always come in the form of great social controversies. More often, the moral decisions we make are made quietly, constantly, and within the context of everyday activities and quotidian dilemmas. Indeed, these smaller decisions are based on a moral foundation that few of us ever stop to think about but which guides our every action. Here distinguished philosopher Bernard Gert presents a clear and concise introduction to what he calls "common morality" -- the moral system that (...)
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    Bioethics: A Return to Fundamentals.Bernard Gert - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    An updated and expanded successor to Culver and Gert's Philosophy in Medicine, this book integrates moral philosophy with clinical medicine to present a comprehensive summary of the theory, concepts, and lines of reasoning underlying the ...
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    Morality: A New Justification of the Moral Rules.Bernard Gert - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
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  6. The Definition of Morality.Bernard Gert - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  7. The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion.Bernard Gert & Charles M. Culver - 2004 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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    The Moral Rules.Bernard Gert - 1970 - New York: Harper & Row.
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  9. Hobbes and Psychological Egoism.Bernard Gert - 1967 - Journal of the History of Ideas 28 (4):503-520.
    Hobbes has served for both philosophers and political scientists as the paradigm case of someone who held an egoistic view of human nature. In this article I shall attempt to show that the almost unanimous view that Hobbes held psychological egoism is mistaken, and further that Hobbes's political theory does not demand an egoistic psychology, but on the contrary is incompatible with psychological egoism. I do not maintain that Hobbes was completely consistent; in fact, I shall show that there was (...)
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  10. Hobbes.Bernard Gert - 2010 - Polity.
    Thomas Hobbes was the first great English political philosopher. His work excited intense controversy among his contemporaries and continues to do so in our own time. In this masterly introduction to his work, Bernard Gert provides the first account of Hobbes’s political and moral philosophy that makes it clear why he is regarded as one of the best philosophers of all time in both of these fields. In a succinct and engaging analysis the book illustrates that the commonly accepted view (...)
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    Common Morality Versus Specified Principlism: Reply to Richardson.Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver & K. Danner Clouser - 2000 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25 (3):308 – 322.
    In his article 'Specifying, balancing and interpreting bioethical principles' (Richardson, 2000), Henry Richardson claims that the two dominant theories in bioethics - principlism, put forward by Beauchamp and Childress in Principles of Bioethics , and common morality, put forward by Gert, Culver and Clouser in Bioethics: A Return to Fundamentals - are deficient because they employ balancing rather than specification to resolve disputes between principles or rules. We show that, contrary to Richardson's claim, the major problem with principlism, either the (...)
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  12. Moral Disagreement Concerning Abortion.Bernard Gert - 2010 - Diametros 26:23-43.
    I use the example of abortion to show that there are some unresolvable moral disagreements. I list four sources of unresolvable moral disagreement: 1) differences in the rankings of the basic evils of death, pain, disability, loss of freedom, and loss of pleasure, 2) differences in the interpretation of moral rules, 3) ideological differences in the view of human nature and human societies, and 4) differences concerning who is impartially protected by the moral rules. It is this last difference that (...)
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  13. Hobbes, Mechanism, and Egoism.Bernard Gert - 1965 - Philosophical Quarterly 15 (61):341-349.
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    Common Morality and Computing.Bernard Gert - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (1):53-60.
    This article shows how common morality can be helpful in clarifying the discussion of ethical issues that arise in computing. Since common morality does not always provide unique answers to moral questions, not all such issues can be resolved, however common morality does provide a clear answer to the question whether one can illegally copy software for a friend.
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    Moral Arrogance and Moral Theories.Bernard Gert - 2005 - Philosophical Issues 15 (1):368–385.
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    Wittgenstein's Private Language Arguments.Bernard Gert - 1986 - Synthese 68 (3):409-39.
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    Neuroscience and Morality.Bernard Gert - 2012 - Hastings Center Report 42 (3):22-28.
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    Morality, Moral Theory, and Applied and Professional Ethics.Bernard Gert - 1992 - Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 1 (1-2):5-24.
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    Defining Death in Theory and Practice.James L. Bernat, Charles M. Culver & Bernard Gert - 1982 - Hastings Center Report 12 (1):5-9.
  20. The Moral Rules a New Rational Foundation for Morality.Bernard Gert - 1973
     
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    Moral Theory and Applied Ethics.Bernard Gert - 1984 - The Monist 67 (4):532-548.
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    Paternalistic Behavior.Bernard Gert & Charles M. Culver - 1976 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 6 (1):45-57.
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    Malady: A New Treatment of Disease.K. Danner Clouser, Charles M. Culver & Bernard Gert - 1981 - Hastings Center Report 11 (3):29-37.
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    Free Will as the Ability to Will.Bernard Gert & Timothy J. Duggan - 1979 - Noûs 13 (2):197-217.
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    The Possibility of Altruism. [REVIEW]Bernard Gert - 1972 - Journal of Philosophy 69 (12):340-344.
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    Response to Dan Wueste.Bernard Gert - 2006 - Teaching Ethics 7 (1):111-113.
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    Rationality, Human Nature, and Lists.Bernard Gert - 1990 - Ethics 100 (2):279-300.
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    7 Hobbes's Psychology.Bernard Gert - 1996 - In Tom Sorell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes. Cambridge University Press. pp. 157.
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    The Justification of Paternalism.Bernard Gert & Charles M. Culver - 1979 - Ethics 89 (2):199-210.
  30. Defining Mental Disorder.Bernard Gert & Charles M. Culver - 2004 - In Jennifer Radden (ed.), The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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    F. M. Kamm, Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harms (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007) Pp. X + 509. [REVIEW]Bernard Gert - 2010 - Utilitas 22 (2):234-238.
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    Outcomes and Abilities.Bernard Gert, James A. Martin & P. T. Geach - 1973 - Analysis 33 (6):188 - 192.
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    Response to Michael Pritchard.Bernard Gert - 2006 - Teaching Ethics 7 (1):107-110.
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  34. Moral Disagreement and Abortion.Bernard Gert - 2004 - Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 6 (1).
     
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    Response to Wade Robison.Bernard Gert - 2006 - Teaching Ethics 7 (1):101-105.
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    Hobbes.Bernard Gert - 2010 - In John Skorupski (ed.), International Philosophical Quarterly. Routledge. pp. 481-483.
    Thomas Hobbes was the first great English political philosopher. His work excited intense controversy among his contemporaries and continues to do so in our own time. In this masterly introduction to his work, Bernard Gert provides the first account of Hobbes’s political and moral philosophy that makes it clear why he is regarded as one of the best philosophers of all time in both of these fields. In a succinct and engaging analysis the book illustrates that the commonly accepted view (...)
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    Morally Relevant Features.Bernard Gert - 1999 - Metaphilosophy 30 (1&2):13-24.
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    Response to Kerry Romesburg.Bernard Gert - 2006 - Teaching Ethics 7 (1):115-117.
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    Making the Morally Relevant Features Explicit: A Response to Carson Strong.Bernard Gert - 2006 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 16 (1):59-71.
    : Carson Strong criticizes the application of my moral theory to bioethics cases. Some of his criticisms are due to my failure to make explicit that both the irrationality or rationality of a decision and the irrationality or rationality of the ranking of evils are part of morally relevant feature 3. Other criticisms are the result of his not using the two-step procedure in a sufficiently rigorous way. His claim that I come up with a wrong answer depends upon his (...)
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    The Law of Nature as the Moral Law.Bernard Gert - 1988 - Hobbes Studies 1 (1):26-44.
    Although Hobbes talks about the laws of nature as prescribing the virtues, it is easier to think of them as proscribing the vices. The nine vices that are proscribed by the laws of nature are injustice, ingratitude, greed or inhumanity, vindictiveness , cruelty, incivility or contumely, pride, arrogance, and unfairness . The corresponding virtues that are prescribed by the laws of nature are justice, gratitude, humanity or complaisance, mercy, , civility, humility, , modesty, and equity. The difficulty of coming up (...)
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    Moral Impartiality.Bernard Gert - 1995 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 20 (1):102-128.
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    Distinguishing Between Patients' Refusals and Requests.Bernard Gert, James L. Bernat & R. Peter Mogielnicki - 1994 - Hastings Center Report 24 (4):13-15.
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    Précis of Morality: Its Nature and Justification. [REVIEW]Bernard Gert - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (2):421–426.
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    Cheating.Bernard Gert - 2005 - Teaching Ethics 6 (1):15-27.
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    Psychological Terms and Criteria.Bernard Gert - 1989 - Synthese 80 (2):201-222.
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    Justifying Violence.Bernard Gert - 1969 - Journal of Philosophy 66 (19):616-628.
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    Rationality and Sociobiology.Bernard Gert - 1984 - The Monist 67 (2):216-228.
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    'What a Man Does He Can Do'?Bernard Gert & James A. Martin - 1973 - Analysis 33 (5):168 - 173.
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    Personal Identity and the Body.Bernard Gert - 1971 - Dialogue 10 (3):458-478.
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    Moral Rules and Moral Ideals: A Useful Distinction in Business and Professional Practice. [REVIEW]John W. Hennessey & Bernard Gert - 1985 - Journal of Business Ethics 4 (2):105 - 115.
    The distinction between moral rules and moral ideals is presented and explained in various ways. The authors propose that people in business are required to obey the moral rules and have a choice with respect to ideals. Thus, they are not in a different position from that of anyone else in society.Four case studies are presented and discussed. The analytical approaches used by the authors' students are summarized and evaluated. The moral rules/ideals paradigm is described as helping discussants of the (...)
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