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After virtue : a study in moral theory

Author: Alasdair C MacIntyre
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it "a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world." Now, twenty-five years later, the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to release the third edition of After Virtue, which includes a new  Read more...
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MacIntyre, Alasdair C.
After virtue.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 2007
(OCoLC)623214060
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair C MacIntyre
ISBN: 9780268035044 0268035040
OCLC Number: 77504390
Description: xix, 286 pages ; 23 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 of heroic societies --
The virtues of 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.
Responsibility: by Alasdair MacIntyre.
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Examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue, diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life, offering a tentative proposal for its recovery.  Read more...

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"After Virtue" is a rigorous, ambitious, and original book. It is a reinterpretation of the entire history of Western moral philosophy, as decline, fall, and possibly rebirth. " The Village Voice""

 
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