After Virtue

After Virtue

A Study in Moral Theory

Book - 2007
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From publisher's description: "In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue, diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life, and offers a tentative proposal for its recovery. While the individual chapters are wide-ranging, once pieced together they comprise a penetrating and focused argument about the price of modernity. In the Third Edition prologue, MacIntyre revisits the central theses of the book and concludes that although he has learned a great deal and has supplemented and refined his theses and arguments in other works, he has 'as yet found no reason for abandoning the major contentions' of this book. He remains 'committed to the thesis that it is only from the standpoint of a very different tradition, one whose beliefs and presuppositions were articulated in their classical form by Aristotle, that we can understand both the genesis and the predicament of moral modernity.'"
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, 2007
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780268035044
0268035040
Characteristics: xix, 286 p. ; 23 cm

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