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After virtue : a study in moral theory

Author: Alasdair C MacIntyre
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the nature of moral disagreement, Nietzsche, Aristotle, heroic societies, and the virtue of justice. In a new chapter, MacIntyre elaborates his position on the relationship of philosophy to history, the virtues and the issue of relativism, and the relationship of moral philosophy to theology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair C MacIntyre
ISBN: 0268006105 9780268006105 0268006113 9780268006112
OCLC Number: 10751724
Description: xi, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A disquieting suggestion --
The nature of moral disagreement today and the claims of emotivism --
Emotivism: social content and social context --
The predecessor culture and the enlightenment project of justifying morality --
Why the enlightenment project of justifying morality had to fail --
Some consequences of the failure of the enlightenment project --
"Fact", explanation and expertise --
The character of generalizations in social science and their lack of predictive power --
Nietzsche or Aristotle? --
The virtues in heroic societies --
The virtues at Athens --
Aristotle's account of the virtues --
Medieval aspects and occasions --
The nature of the virtues --
The virtues, the unity of a human life and the concept of a tradition --
From the virtues to virtue and after virtue --
Justice as a virtue: changing conceptions --
After virtue: Nietzsche or Aristotle, Trotsky and St. Benedict --
Postscript to the second edition.
Responsibility: by Alasdair MacIntyre.

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Discusses the nature of moral disagreement, Nietzsche, Aristotle, heroic societies, and the virtue of justice. In a new chapter, MacIntyre elaborates his position on the relationship of philosophy to history, the virtues and the issue of relativism, and the relationship of moral philosophy to theology.

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