Reading Alasdair MacIntyre s After Virtue

Reading Alasdair MacIntyre s After Virtue Author Christopher Stephen Lutz
ISBN-10 9781441145079
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 212
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Concise guide to MacIntyre's most important book, After Virtue, examining its arguments in detail and placing it within the broader context of MacIntyre's career.



After Virtue

After Virtue Author Alasdair MacIntyre
ISBN-10 9781623565251
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 352
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Highly controversial when it was first published in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue has since established itself as a landmark work in contemporary moral philosophy. In this book, MacIntyre sought to address a crisis in moral language that he traced back to a European Enlightenment that had made the formulation of moral principles increasingly difficult. In the search for a way out of this impasse, MacIntyre returns to an earlier strand of ethical thinking, that of Aristotle, who emphasised the importance of 'virtue' to the ethical life. More than thirty years after its original publication, After Virtue remains a work that is impossible to ignore for anyone interested in our understanding of ethics and morality today.



Am Ende der Moral Zu A MacIntyre s pessimistischer Moraldiagnose und deren berwindungsstrategie in After Virtue

Am Ende der Moral  Zu A  MacIntyre   s pessimistischer Moraldiagnose und deren   berwindungsstrategie in  After Virtue Author Stefan Dengel
ISBN-10 9783638429375
Release 2005-10-18
Pages 101
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Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Ethik, Note: 1,0, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Institut für Moraltheologie), 109 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mit dem angeblichen Beweis dafür, daß die westlichen Gegenwartsgesellschaften ihre Moral unwiederbringlich verloren haben, hat „After Virtue“ seinem Autor Alasdair MacIntyre 1981 schlagartig einen exponierten Platz in der angelsächsischen Moralphilosophie beschert. Seine Untersuchung ist im Kontext der neoaristotelischen Versuche zur Revitalisierung einer Tugendethik (virtue ethics) zu sehen, deren Ziel es ist, die in der Neuzeit vergessene ethische Zentralkategorie der Tugend wieder zu einem moralischen Angelpunkt zu machen. Dementsprechend steht bei diesen Entwürfen der Charakter der Handelnden im Schlaglicht des Interesses. Vor dem Hintergrund eines gesteigerten Bewußtseins hinsichtlich der Probleme ausschließlich handlungsorientierter Ethiken entwickelten sich in den letzten 25 Jahren im nord-amerikanischen Raum verschiedene Tugendethikentwürfe, die im letzten Jahrzehnt auch im deutschsprachigen Raum auf ein großes Interesse stießen. „After Virtue“ kann zu den Initialwerken dieser Strömung gerechnet werden, wobei es aufgrund seiner Interdisziplinarität in einem bedeutenden Maße auch zum Aufschwung des Kommunitarismus beigetragen hat. Allein daher ist es nicht verwunderlich, daß MacIntyre seine Analyse mit einer Kritik an der gegenwärtigen Moralität beginnt und dann die Ursachen dieses Zustandes zu analysieren versucht. Seiner Meinung nach besteht das Problem darin, daß spätestens nach Kant „der Verlust der Tugend“ die ganze Ethik in eine Orientierungskrise gestürzt hat. Zu seinem Ziel, der Begründung der Vorrangstellung der Tugend(en) in einer Ethik, gehört dementsprechend sowohl der Beweis, daß eine Normbegründung mit tugendausschließenden Theorien zwangsläufig scheitern müsse, als auch, daß mit einer Tugendethik alle ge- und verbotenen Normen schlüssig abgeleitet werden können. In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll untersucht werden, ob die Diagnose MacIntyres über den Zustand der Gegenwartsmoral zutreffend ist und ob sein Konzept zur Revitalisierung einer Tugendethik erfolgreich sein kann. Bei der Diskussion über die Möglichkeiten zur Verwirklichung und über die Konsequenzen von MacIntyres Konzeption stellt sich explizit die Frage nach dem Verhältnis zwischen tugendethischen und normenethischen Begründungsansätzen: Genügt eine tugendethische Reform der bisherigen normenethischen Ansätze oder bedarf es einer konsequenten Ablösung dieser Theorien durch eine tugendethische Revolution?



Dependent Rational Animals

Dependent Rational Animals Author Alasdair C. MacIntyre
ISBN-10 9780812694529
Release 1999
Pages 172
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According to the author of "After Virtue, " to flourish, humans need to develop virtues of independent thought and acknowledged social dependence. This book presents the moral philosopher's comparison of humans to other animals and his exploration of the impact of these virtues.



Entweder Oder

Entweder   Oder Author Sören Kierkegaard
ISBN-10 9783849615369
Release 2012
Pages 104
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Entweder – Oder ist das erste, 1843 erschienene Werk des dänischen Philosophen Søren Kierkegaard. In diesem, dem bekanntesten seiner Werke stellt Kierkegaard zwei Existenzmöglichkeiten oder Lebensanschauungen einander gegenüber: eine ästhetische und eine ethische. Die literarische Gestaltung des unter dem Pseudonym Victor Eremita (der siegreiche Einsiedler) veröffentlichten zweibändigen Werks, in dem der fingierte Herausgeber vorgibt, zufällig entdeckte Texte und Briefe, die teilweise aufeinander Bezug nehmen, zusammengestellt zu haben, ist sehr vielschichtig. (aus wikipedia.de)



A Marxist Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre s After Virtue

A Marxist Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre s After Virtue Author Colin S. Cavell
ISBN-10 OCLC:16847743
Release 1987
Pages 192
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A Marxist Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre s After Virtue has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Marxist Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre s After Virtue also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Marxist Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre s After Virtue book for free.



Alasdair MacIntyre

Alasdair MacIntyre Author Mark C. Murphy
ISBN-10 0521793815
Release 2003-06-23
Pages 224
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Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the philosophical giants of the last fifty years.



Tradition Rationality and Virtue

Tradition  Rationality  and Virtue Author Thomas D. D'Andrea
ISBN-10 0754651126
Release 2006
Pages 486
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Tradition, Rationality and Virtue provides the first comprehensive and detailed treatment of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. In this book, Thomas D'Andrea presents an accessible critical study of the full range of MacIntyre's thought, across ethical theory, psychoanalytic theory, social and political philosophy, Marxist theory, and the philosophy of religion. Moving from the roots of MacIntyre's thought in ethical inquiry, this book examines MacIntyre's treatment of Marx, Christianity, and the nature of human action and discusses in depth the development and applications of MacIntyre's After Virtue project. The book culminates in an examination of major internal and external criticisms of MacIntyre's work and a consideration of its future directions.



After Virtue

After Virtue Author Jon W Thompson
ISBN-10 9781351350129
Release 2017-07-05
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Alasdair MacIntyre's 1981 After Virtue was a ground-breaking contribution to modern moral philosophy. Dissatisfied with the major trends in the moral philosophy of his time, MacIntyre argued that modern moral discourse had no real rational basis. Instead, he suggested, if one wanted to build a rational theory for morality and moral actions, one would have to go all the way back to Aristotle. To build his arguments - which are widely acknowledged to be as important as they are complex - MacIntyre relies on two critical thinking skills above all others: evaluation and interpretation. The primary goal of evaluation is to judge the strength or weakness of arguments, asking how acceptable a given line of reasoning is, and how adequate it is to the situation. In After Virtue, MacIntyre applies incisive evaluation skills to major positions and figures in moral philosophy one after the other - showing how and why Aristotle's template remains a stronger way of considering moral questions. Throughout this process, MacIntyre also relies on his interpretative skills. As MacIntyre knows, clarifying meanings, questioning definitions, and laying down definitions of his key terms is as vital to advancing his arguments as it is to evaluating those of other philosophers.



The MacIntyre Reader

The MacIntyre Reader Author Kelvin Knight
ISBN-10 0745619754
Release 1998-10-23
Pages 312
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Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most controversial philosophers and social theorists of our time. He opposes liberalism and postmodernism with the teleological arguments of an updated Thomistic Aristotelianism. It is this tradition, he claims, which presents the best theory so far about the nature of rationality, morality and politics. This is the first Reader of MacIntyre's work. It includes extracts from and synopses of two famous books from the 1980s, After Virtue and Whose Justice? Which Rationality?, as well as the whole of several shorter works (one published for the first time in English) and two interviews. Taken together, these constitute not only a representative collection of his work but also the most powerful and accessible presentation of his arguments yet available. The Reader also includes a summary, by the editor, of the development of MacIntyre's central ideas, and an extensive guide to further reading. Students will find the book a useful guide to MacIntyre's case against both capitalist institutions and academic orthodoxies.



God Philosophy Universities

God  Philosophy  Universities Author Alasdair MacIntyre
ISBN-10 9780742544307
Release 2011
Pages 193
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Alasdair MacIntyre has written a selective history of the Catholic philosophical tradition, designed to show how belief in God informed and informs philosophical enquiry in different historical and social settings.



Alasdair MacIntyre s Engagement with Marxism

Alasdair MacIntyre s Engagement with Marxism Author Paul Blackledge
ISBN-10 9789004166219
Release 2008
Pages 443
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This selection of Alasdair MacIntyrea (TM)s early writings on Marxism and ethics aims both to fill a gap in the academic literature on MacIntyrea (TM)s ethical theory, and to offer a contribution to more recent debates on the ethics of revolution.



A Short History of Ethics

A Short History of Ethics Author Alasdair C. MacIntyre
ISBN-10 9780415173988
Release 1998
Pages 280
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Widely acknowledged to be the perfect introduction to the subject, this important text presents in concise form an insightful yet exceptionally complete history of moral philosophy in the West, from the Greeks to contemporary times.



Englishness

Englishness Author Robert Colls
ISBN-10 9781472525697
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 320
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'Englishness' is by no means the unchanging quality of those living in the territory that has come to be England, but a concept that has been made and remade throughout history, expressing itself through existing symbols and ideas. Since its first publication in 1987 this collection has been regarded as a major work on English national identity as it evolved during the period 1880-1920 and has had a significant impact on writing and research. It is a classic text for students of modern British history and courses in politics, sociology and literature. This updated edition of Englishness contains a new introduction by Robert Colls and Philip Dodd, which sets the work in the context of research done since its original publication, and an afterword by Will Self which relates it to current debates on Britain as a multinational state. This important collection contains ideas that are still pertinent today, making it essential reading for students and scholars alike.



Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry

Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry Author Alasdair MacIntyre
ISBN-10 9780268160562
Release 1994-05-12
Pages 252
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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



Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Second Edition

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World  Second Edition Author Jonathan R. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781621893233
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 102
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The first edition of Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World became one of the founding and guiding texts for new monastic communities. In this revised edition, Jonathan Wilson focuses more directly on lessons for these communities from Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue. In the midst of the unsettling cultural shifts from modernity to postmodernity, a new monastic movement is arising that strives to be a faithful witness to the gospel. These new monastic communities seek to participate in Christ's life in the world and bear witness by learning to live intentionally as the church in Western culture. This movement is about finding the church's center in Christ in the midst of a fragmented world, overcoming the failure of the Enlightenment project and our complicity with it, resisting the temptation to Nietzschean power, and building communities of disciples. This new edition is greatly enlarged from the original volume. It includes responses to critics of the new monasticism such as D. A. Carson, an entirely new chapter on the Nietzschean temptation, an afterword on properly understanding the new monastic movement, the dangers it faces, and the work yet to be done, as well as an appendix on the supposed post-modern agenda of Jonathan Wilson and Brian McLaren. For those striving to understand the path the church should take in this fragmented world, this book is essential reading.



The Tasks of Philosophy

The Tasks of Philosophy Author Alasdair MacIntyre
ISBN-10 9780521854375
Release 2006
Pages 230
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In this volume, first published in 2006, Alasdair MacIntyre examines some fundamental philosophical questions in this first of two volumes of selected essays.