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Morality: Its Nature and Justification
For more than thirty years, philosopher Bernard Gert has been developing and refining his distinctive and comprehensive moral theory. His classic work on this subject was first published in 1970 asExpand
A critique of principlism.
  • K. Clouser, B. Gert
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • 1 April 1990
The authors use the term "principlism" to refer to the practice of using "principles" to replace both moral theory and particular moral rules and ideals in dealing with the moral problems that ariseExpand
Common Morality: Deciding What to Do
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 andExpand
Man and citizen : De homine and De cive
A reprint of the 1972 Doubleday edition. Contains the most helpful version of Hobbes's political and moral philosophy available in English. Includes the only English translation of De Homine,Expand
On the definition and criterion of death.
The permanent cessation of functioning of the organism as a whole is the definition underlying the traditional understanding of death. We suggest the total and irreversible loss of functioning of theExpand
Bioethics: A Systematic Approach
1. Introduction 2. Morality 3. Moral disagreement 4. Particular Moral Rules and Special Duties 5. Principlism 6. Malady 7. Mental Maladies 8. What Doctors Must Know about Medical Practice 9. AdequateExpand
Bioethics: A Return to Fundamentals
1. Introduction 2. Morality 3. Application 4. Principalism 5. Malady 6. Competence 7. Consent 8. Confidentiality 9. Paternalism 10. Justification 11. Death 12. Euthanasia
Patient refusal of hydration and nutrition. An alternative to physician-assisted suicide or voluntary active euthanasia.
PUBLIC AND scholarly debates on legalizing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and voluntary active euthanasia (VAE) have increased dramatically in recent years.1-5 These debates have highlighted a sExpand
Common morality and computing
  • B. Gert
  • Sociology
  • Ethics and Information Technology
  • 2004
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 moralExpand