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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268017590
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 689,208
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the first edition
1 The Philosophical Point of the History of Ethics 1
2 The Prephilosophical History of "Good" and the Transition to Philosophy 5
3 The Sophists and Socrates 14
4 Plato: The Gorgias 26
5 Plato: The Republic 33
6 Postscript to Plato 51
7 Aristotle's Ethics 57
8 Postscript to Greek Ethics 84
9 Christianity 110
10 Luther, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Spinoza 121
11 New Values 146
12 The British Eighteenth-Century Argument 157
13 The French Eighteenth-Century Argument 178
14 Kant 190
15 Hegel and Marx 199
16 Kierkegaard to Nietzsche 215
17 Reformers, Utilitarians, Idealists 227
18 Modern Moral Philosophy 249
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