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After virtue : a study in moral theory

Author: Alasdair C MacIntyre
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1981.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair C MacIntyre
ISBN: 026800594X 9780268005948
OCLC Number: 7007608
Awards: American Political Science Association Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, 2011.
Description: ix, 252 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 generalisations 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 --
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.
Responsibility: Alasdair MacIntyre.

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