Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

by Alasdair C. MacIntyre
     
 

In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre guides the reader through the history of moral philosophy from the Greeks to contemporary times. He emphasizes the importance of a historical context to moral concepts and ideas. MacIntyre illustrates the relevance of philosophical queries on moral concepts enabling the reader to understand the importance of a historical… See more details below

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In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre guides the reader through the history of moral philosophy from the Greeks to contemporary times. He emphasizes the importance of a historical context to moral concepts and ideas. MacIntyre illustrates the relevance of philosophical queries on moral concepts enabling the reader to understand the importance of a historical account of ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268017590
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
558,029
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the first edition
1The Philosophical Point of the History of Ethics1
2The Prephilosophical History of "Good" and the Transition to Philosophy5
3The Sophists and Socrates14
4Plato: The Gorgias26
5Plato: The Republic33
6Postscript to Plato51
7Aristotle's Ethics57
8Postscript to Greek Ethics84
9Christianity110
10Luther, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Spinoza121
11New Values146
12The British Eighteenth-Century Argument157
13The French Eighteenth-Century Argument178
14Kant190
15Hegel and Marx199
16Kierkegaard to Nietzsche215
17Reformers, Utilitarians, Idealists227
18Modern Moral Philosophy249

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