"There are many ways in which Gert's description of common morality is illuminating, and his justification of common morality is challenging. I admire the clarity and rigour of this book. I also welcome Gert's dismissal of artificially constructed moral theories that try to shape common morality rather than be shaped by it. This is a stimulating and intelligent book that anyone interested in these issues should read."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"I have admired and been excited by Bernard Gert's account of the moral system ever since I became acquainted with it. His account has made much good sense, and has seemed to correct much that has been problematic about past moral theories. Professor Gert's work is exciting because it presents a clear answer to one of the broadest questions in philosophy--What is the nature of morality?--and it does so in a way that has some of us beginning to think that, after all these centuries, someone has actually gotten it right."--Timm Triplett, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of New Hampshire
About the Author
is Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Dartmouth College. He is also the author of Morality: Its Nature and Justification
, and co-author of Bioethics
, and Morality and the New Genetics.