Alasdair MacIntyre

Alasdair MacIntyre

by Mark C. Murphy
     
 
Alasdair MacIntyre's writings on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of the social sciences and the history of philosophy have established him as one of the philosophical giants of the last fifty years. His best-known book, After Virtue (1981), spurred the profound revival of virtue ethics. Moreover, MacIntyre, unlike so many of his

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Alasdair MacIntyre's writings on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of the social sciences and the history of philosophy have established him as one of the philosophical giants of the last fifty years. His best-known book, After Virtue (1981), spurred the profound revival of virtue ethics. Moreover, MacIntyre, unlike so many of his contemporaries, has exerted a deep influence beyond the bounds of academic philosophy. This volume focuses on the major themes of MacIntyre's work with critical expositions of MacIntyre's views on the history of philosophy, the role of tradition in philosophical inquiry, the philosophy of the social sciences, moral philosophy, political theory, and his critique of the assumptions and institutions of modernity. Written by a distinguished roster of philosophers, this volume will have a wide appeal outside philosophy to students in the social sciences, law, theology, and political theory. Mark C. Murphy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He is author of Natural Law and Practical Rationality (Cambridge, 2001) and An Essay on Divine Authority (Cornell, 2002), as well as of a number of articles on natural law theory, political obligation, and Hobbes' moral, political, and legal philosophy. His papers have appeared in Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Nous, Faith and Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, the Thomist, and elsewhere.

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"...this is a top notch volume that...will be of great value to anyone interested in MacIntyre's philosophy." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

"...a helpful collection of essays on diverse aspects of his thought...substantive bibliography...will likely be read by all those interested in critical approaches to MacIntyre's thought." -Aran Canes and Staff

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521793810
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Contemporary Philosophy in Focus Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

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