The MacIntyre Readerby Kelvin Knight, Alasdair Macintyre
Pub. Date: 12/01/1998
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
This is the first reader of MacIntyre's work. It includes extracts from and his own synopses of two famous books from the 1980s, After Virtue and Whose Justice? Which Rationality? as well as the whole of several shorter works and two interviews. Taken together, these pieces constitute not only a representative collection of his work but also the most accessible presentation of his arguments yet available.
Kelvin Knight concludes The MacIntyre Reader with a clear, concise, and insightful overview of the development of MacIntyre's central ideas and how they have developed in his writings. Students will find this book an excellent introduction to one of the great thinkers of our time.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Establishing the Project:.
"Notes from the Moral Wilderness".
Part II: Combining Social Science with Moral Theory:.
'Social Science Methodology as the Ideology of Bureaucratic Authority'.
'The Claims of 'After Virtue'.
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (extracts).
Part III: Establishing a Tradition of Practical Rationality:.
'Précis of Whose Justice? Which Rationality?'.
'Practical Rationalities as Forms of Social Structure'.
'Plain Persons and Moral Philosophy: Rules, Virtues and Goods'.
Part IV: Challenging Contemporary Philosophy:.
Whose Justice? Which Rationality? (extracts).
First Principles, Final Ends and Contemporary Philosophical Issues.
'Moral Relativism, Truth and Justification'.
Part V: Challenging Contemporary Politics:.
'The Theses on Feuerbach: A Road Not Taken'.
'Politics, Philosophy and the Common Good'.
Part VI: Reflecting on the Project:.
An Interview with Giovanna Borradori.
An Interview for Cogito.
Guide to Further Reading.
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