Comments on Bernard Gert. Gert's Common Morality: Old-fashioned or Untimely?

F.W.J. Keulartz

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    Abstract

    The problem with Gert’s account of morality is that all acts of redistribution as well as all acts of redress, due to their ‘idealistic’ character, appear as supererogatory actions, that is, as actions that no one can expect anyone to perform. This is, I believe, what makes his account too minimalist to function as a reliable public guide for the behaviour of all moral agents, business and professionals included
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEthics for Life Scientists
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    Pages141-145
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameWageningen UR Frontis series
    PublisherKluwer
    Number5

    Keywords

    • ethics
    • moral values
    • research
    • scientific research

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    Keulartz, F. W. J. (2004). Comments on Bernard Gert. Gert's Common Morality: Old-fashioned or Untimely? In Ethics for Life Scientists (pp. 141-145). (Wageningen UR Frontis series; No. 5). Dordrecht.