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Ethical Theory, 'Common Morality' and Professional Obligations

Alexandra, Andrew; Miller, Seumas


We have two aims in this paper. The first is negative: to demonstrate the problems in Bernard Gert's account of common morality, in particular as it applies to professional morality. The second is positive: to suggest a more satisfactory explanation of the moral basis of professional role morality, albeit one that is broadly consistent with Gert's notion of common morality, but corrects and supplements Gert's theory. The paper is in three sections. In the first, we sketch the main features of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
DOI: 10.1007/s11017-009-9097-1


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