After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition by Alasdair MacIntyre PDF

By Alasdair MacIntyre

whilst After advantage first seemed in 1981, it used to be well-known as an important and very likely arguable critique of latest ethical philosophy. Newsweek referred to as it “a wonderful new examine of ethics by means of one of many superior ethical philosophers within the English-speaking world.” due to the fact that that point, the publication has been translated into greater than fifteen international languages and has offered over 100000 copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the collage of Notre Dame Press is happy to free up the 3rd version of After advantage, which incorporates a new prologue “After advantage after 1 / 4 of a Century.” during this vintage paintings, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the historic and conceptual roots of the assumption of advantage, diagnoses the explanations for its absence in own and public existence, and gives a tentative thought for its restoration. whereas the person chapters are wide-ranging, as soon as pieced jointly they include a penetrating and targeted argument in regards to the expense of modernity. within the 3rd version prologue, MacIntyre revisits the critical theses of the ebook and concludes that even if he has realized very much and has supplemented and sophisticated his theses and arguments in different works, he has “as but chanced on no reason behind leaving behind the main contentions” of this ebook. whereas he acknowledges that his belief of people as virtuous or vicious wanted not just a metaphysical but additionally a organic grounding, finally he is still “committed to the thesis that it is just from the viewpoint of a really diversified culture, one whose ideals and presuppositions have been articulated of their classical shape via Aristotle, that we will be able to comprehend either the genesis and the challenge of ethical modernity.”

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