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Dependent rational animals : why human beings need the virtues

Author: Alasdair C MacIntyre
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2001, ©1999.
Series: Paul Carus lectures, 20th ser.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair C MacIntyre
ISBN: 081269452X 9780812694529 0812693973 9780812693973
OCLC Number: 50479886
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 172 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Vulnerability, dependence, animality --
Humans as contrasted with, humans as included in the class of animals --
The intelligence of dolphins --
Can animals without language have beliefs? --
How impoverished is the world of the nonhuman animal? --
Reasons for action --
Vulnerability, flourishing, goods, and 'good' --
How do we become independent practical reasoners? How do the virtues make this possible? --
Social relationships, practical reasoning, common goods, and individual goods --
The virtues of acknowledged dependence --
The political and social structures of the common good --
Proxies, friends, truthfulness --
Moral commitment and rational enquiry.
Series Title: Paul Carus lectures, 20th ser.
Responsibility: Alasdair MacIntyre.

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