Common Morality: Deciding What to Do

Key Note September 11, 2009

Dr. Bernard Gert is currently the Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at Dartmouth College, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School. In addition to being awarded numerous fellowships, he has been the recipient of two Fulbright Awards, and in 2006 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Gert received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1962, and has been on the faculty of the Philosophy Department at Dartmouth since 1959.

Professor Gert has been working on developing an account of morality and its justification that can be practically applied to real-world moral problems in medicine and other fields. His most recent book Common Morality: Deciding What to Do, addresses the implicit moral system that people use when making everyday, common sense moral decisions and judgments. He is also the author of Morality: Its Nature and Justification, and Bioethics: A Systematic Approach (co-authored with Charles M. Culver and K. Danner Clouser).


  • Bernard Gert


  • Friday, September 11, 2009