Justifying Morality, Part I: Bernard Gert’s Justification

Academic Article


  • Bernard Gert claims that the project of justifying morality is "the primary task" of his major work, 'Morality: Its Nature and Justification'. However, the arguments for and the point of his justification are not entirely clear. This first part of a two-part essay on the justification of morality offers a systematic examination and assessment of Gert's justification. It is argued that Gert's justification is successful, but limited in its scope.
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    Publication Date

  • November 2011
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 299
  • End Page

  • 308
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 3