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Common Morality

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 November 2013

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This CQ department is dedicated to bringing noted bioethicists together in order to debate some of the most perplexing contemporary bioethics issues. Readers are invited to contact editors D. Micah Hester at hesterm@uams.ed or Alissa H. Swota at aswota@unf.edu with their thoughts on this debate or with suggestions for debate topics and interlocutors.

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2. Gert, B. Common Morality: Deciding What to Do. New York: Oxford University Press; 2004, at v; see also p. 6.

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3. Gert’s own account is that his early works, The Moral Rules (1970) and Morality (1988 and 1998) all contain the philosophical justification for his “common morality” theory that he expresses most explicitly in Common Morality (2004).

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