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

By Alasdair MacIntyre

while After advantage first seemed in 1981, it was once well-known as an important and most likely debatable critique of up to date ethical philosophy. Newsweek referred to as it “a attractive new learn of ethics through one of many premier ethical philosophers within the English-speaking world.” considering the fact that that point, the publication has been translated into greater than fifteen international languages and has offered over a hundred thousand copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the collage of Notre Dame Press is happy to unlock 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 ancient and conceptual roots of the belief of advantage, diagnoses the explanations for its absence in own and public existence, and provides a tentative concept for its restoration. whereas the person chapters are wide-ranging, as soon as pieced jointly they include a penetrating and centred argument concerning the expense of modernity. within the 3rd variation prologue, MacIntyre revisits the vital theses of the e-book and concludes that even supposing he has discovered very much and has supplemented and subtle his theses and arguments in different works, he has “as but discovered no explanation for leaving behind the key contentions” of this e-book. whereas he acknowledges that his notion of people as virtuous or vicious wanted not just a metaphysical but in addition a organic grounding, eventually he is still “committed to the thesis that it's only from the point of view of a truly diversified culture, one whose ideals and presuppositions have been articulated of their classical shape by way of Aristotle, that we will comprehend either the genesis and the hindrance of ethical modernity.”

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