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A short history of ethics : a history of moral philosophy from the Homeric age to the twentieth century

Author: Alasdair C MacIntyre
Publisher: London : Routledge Classics, 2002.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to ethics, presenting in concise form an insightful history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times. In clear and readable prose, Alasdair MacIntyre leads the reader towards a greater understanding of what lies behind our ethical decisions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair C MacIntyre
ISBN: 0415287480 9780415287487 0415287499 9780415287494
OCLC Number: 59487553
Notes: This ed. originally published: London : Routledge, 1998. - Previous ed.: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1967.
Description: xx, 272 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The philosophical point of the history of ethics --
The prephilosophical history of "good" and the transition to philosophy --
The Sophists and Socrates --
Plato: The Gorgias --
Plato: The Republic --
Postscript to Plato --
Aristotle's ethics --
Postscript to Greek ethics --
Christianity --
Luther, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Spinoza --
New values --
The British eighteenth-century argument --
The French eighteenth-century argument --
Kant --
Hegel and Marx --
Kierkegaard to Nietzsche --
Reformers, utalitarians, idealists --
Modern moral philosophy.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Alasdair MacIntyre.
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'Very powerful... this book is an impressive contribution to our endless argument about the meaning of ethical concepts,' - The Observer

 
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