Ethics and Politics, Volume 2: Selected Essays

Ethics and Politics, Volume 2: Selected Essays

by Alasdair MacIntyre
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521854385

ISBN-13: 9780521854382

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most creative and important philosophers working today. This volume presents a selection of his classic essays on ethics and politics collected together for the first time, focusing particularly on the themes of moral disagreement, moral dilemmas, and truthfulness and its importance. The essays range widely in scope, from Aristotle and…  See more details below

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Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most creative and important philosophers working today. This volume presents a selection of his classic essays on ethics and politics collected together for the first time, focusing particularly on the themes of moral disagreement, moral dilemmas, and truthfulness and its importance. The essays range widely in scope, from Aristotle and Aquinas and what we need to learn from them, to our contemporary economic and social structures and the threat which they pose to the realization of the forms of ethical life. They will appeal to a wide range of readers across philosophy and especially in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and theology. Book jacket.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521854382
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Part ILearning from Aristotle and Aquinas
1Rival Aristotles: Aristotle against some Renaissance Aristotelians3
2Rival Aristotles: Aristotle against some modern Aristotelians22
3Natural law as subversive: the case of Aquinas41
4Aquinas and the extent of moral disagreement64
Part IIEthics
5Moral dilemmas85
6Truthfulness and lies: what is the problem and what can we learn from Mill?101
7Truthfulness and lies: what can we learn from Kant?122
Part IIIThe Politics of Ethics
8Three perspectives on Marxism: 1953, 1968, 1995145
9Poetry as political philosophy: notes on Burke and Yeats159
10Some Enlightenment projects reconsidered172
11Social structures and their threats to moral agency186
12Toleration and the goods of conflict205
Index224

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