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The tasks of philosophy : selected essays. Vol. 1

Author: Alasdair C MacIntyre
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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In this volume, first published in 2006, Alasdair MacIntyre examines some fundamental philosophical questions in this first of two volumes of selected essays.

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Genre/Form: Essays
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MacIntyre, Alasdair C.
Tasks of philosophy Vol. 1.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)642450697
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alasdair C MacIntyre
ISBN: 0521854377 9780521854375 0521670616 9780521670616 9786610436873 6610436878 9780511168710 0511168713
OCLC Number: 63186218
Description: xiv, 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Defining a philosophical stance. Epistemological crises, dramatic narrative, and the philosophy of science --
Colors, cultures, and practices --
Moral relativism, truth, and justification --
Hegel on faces and skulls --
What is a human body? --
Moral philosophy and contemporary social practice : what holds them apart? --
pt. 2. The ends of philosophical enquiry. The ends of life, the ends of philosophical writing --
First principles, final ends, and contemporary philosophical issues --
Philosophy recalled to its tasks, a Thomistic reading of Fides et Ratio --
Truth as a good : a reflection on Fides et Ratio.
Responsibility: Alasdair MacIntyre.

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