MacIntyre Reader

MacIntyre Reader

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by Kelvin Knight
     
 

Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most controversial philosophers and social theorists of our time. He opposes liberalism and postmodernism with the teleological arguments of an updated Thomistic Aristotelianism. It is this tradition, he claims, which presents the best theory so far about the nature of rationality, morality and politics. This is the first Reader of… See more details below

Overview

Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most controversial philosophers and social theorists of our time. He opposes liberalism and postmodernism with the teleological arguments of an updated Thomistic Aristotelianism. It is this tradition, he claims, which presents the best theory so far about the nature of rationality, morality and politics. This is the first Reader of MacIntyre's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745619743
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/14/1998
Pages:
312

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Sources
Editor's Introduction1
Pt. IEstablishing the Project
'Notes from the Moral Wilderness'31
Pt. IICombining Social Science with Moral Theory
'Social Science Methodology as the Ideology of Bureaucratic Authority'53
'The Claims of After Virtue'69
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (extracts)73
Pt. IIIEstablishing a Tradition of Practical Rationality
'Precis of Whose Justice? Which Rationality?'105
Whose Justice? Which Rationality? (extracts)109
'Practical Rationalities as Forms of Social Structure'120
'Plain Persons and Moral Philosophy: Rules, Virtues and Goods'136
Pt. IVChallenging Contemporary Philosophy
Whose Justice? Which Rationality? (extracts)155
First Principles, Final Ends and Contemporary Philosophical Issues171
'Moral Relativism, Truth and Justification'202
Pt. VChallenging Contemporary Politics
'The Theses on Feuerbach: A Road Not Taken'223
'Politics, Philosophy and the Common Good'235
Pt. VIReflecting on the Project
An Interview with Giovanna Borradori255
An Interview for Cogito267
Guide to Further Reading276
Bibliography295
Index298

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