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Gert’s Morality

Gert 's Morality

I . Broadway Danny Rose ' and Gert 's Morality The way morality is defined leads to the understanding of ethics . It can be viewed that morality is not a systematic law that everyone must obey but something that is flexible and relative . As Bernard Gert have made his point , morality is something that must be rational (Morality versus Slogans , 1989 . In fact , he pointed out that a good moral theory also shows how morality is related to our more general values and to impartiality and rationality ' But what is morality

? He defines it as a code of conduct that , given specified conditions , would be put forward by all rational persons (The Definition of Morality , 2005 ) It is very interesting to know that in Gert 's view , one 's own interest is in accordance with his morality . There is not necessarily a conflict between self-interest and morality ' and his view that an act of evil if justifiable enough , diminishes its evil character . To kill for self defense as to prevent someone from killing yourself is something justifiable according to Gert , and this idea of morality , is very agreeable

In the film Broadway Danny Rose when Danny had to take his talent 's (Lou ) mistress as if she is her own girlfriend , Danny committed an act that endangered himself . This is not in accordance to the rules that Gert has presented . However , Danny made this for his own interest as well , which , is to let Tina go with Lou in the latter 's concert . But the question of morality comes in as to the acts of Danny . Was the act of Danny moral ? In Gert 's theory it can be derived that Danny had acted not in accordance with good moral by pretending to be the boyfriend of Tina . Moral values is attained by a person who avoids evil , both for himself and for his friends , or anyone for that matter unless one has a reason for not avoiding it (Morality versus Slogans 1989

In the film Danny Rose , to identify his virtues and vices according to Gert 's theory , it is first important to go back to the basic rules . How a person can be morally virtuous ? It is when , according to Gert , that person

Does not Kill 2 . Does not Cause Pain

Does not Disable 4 . Does not Deprive of Freedom

Does not Deprive of Pleasure . 6 . Doesn 't Deceive

Keeps His Promise 8 . Doesn 't Cheat

Obeys the Law and

Does His Duty--where Duty includes those actions that he is required to do by his job , his position , his family , his circumstances

Given the above criteria , Danny is half-way between a virtuous person and a person of vice : meaning , Danny is a normal human being , not very contented and not very happy , like the rest who has limitations and weaknesses fighting out the struggles of life . Danny 's strong virtues can be accounted for his helpful nature and friendliness to his talent persons , especially to Lou who...

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