ISBN-10:
0268018774
ISBN-13:
9780268018771
Pub. Date:
05/12/1994
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition / Edition 1

Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition / Edition 1

by Alasdair MacIntyre
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Overview

MacIntyre's project, here as elsewhere, is to put up a fight against philosophical relativism. . . . The current form is the 'incommensurability,' so-called, of differing standpoints or conceptual schemes. Mr. MacIntyre claims that different schools of philosophy must differ fundamentally about what counts as a rational way to settle intellectual differences. Reading between the lines, one can see that he has in mind nationalities as well as thinkers, and literary criticism as well as academic philosophy. More explicitly, he labels and discusses three significantly different standpoints: the encyclopedic, the genealogical and the traditional. . . . [T]he chapters on the development of Christian philosophy between Augustine and Duns Scotus are very interesting indeed. . . . [MacIntyre] must be the past, present, future, and all-time philosophical historians' historian of philosophy. -The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268018771
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 05/12/1994
Edition description: 1
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alasdair MacIntyre is research professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous books, including After Virtue, A Short History of Ethics, and Whose Justice? Which Rationality?, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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