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Alasdair MacIntyre

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Part of Contemporary Philosophy in Focus

Mark C. Murphy, Gordon Graham, Jean Porter, Stephen Turner, J. L. A. Garcia, David Solomon, Terry Pinkard
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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521790420

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  • Alasdair MacIntyre's writings on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of the social sciences and the history of philosophy have established him as one of the philosophical giants of the last fifty years. His best-known book, After Virtue (1981), spurred the profound revival of virtue ethics. Moreover, MacIntyre, unlike so many of his contemporaries, has exerted a deep influence beyond the bounds of academic philosophy. This volume focuses on the major themes of MacIntyre's work with critical expositions of MacIntyre's views on the history of philosophy, the role of tradition in philosophical inquiry, the philosophy of the social sciences, moral philosophy, political theory, and his critique of the assumptions and institutions of modernity. Written by a distinguished roster of philosophers, this volume will have a wide appeal outside philosophy to students in the social sciences, law, theology, and political theory. Mark C. Murphy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He is author of Natural Law and Practical Rationality (Cambridge, 2001) and An Essay on Divine Authority (Cornell, 2002), as well as of a number of articles on natural law theory, political obligation, and Hobbes' moral, political, and legal philosophy. His papers have appeared in Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Nous, Faith and Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, the Thomist, and elsewhere.

    • MacIntyre is a figure of major importance whose work has been widely influential across disciplines
    • This should be one of the best-selling volumes in the series
    • Volume is fully up-to-date and much more accessible to non-specialists than the competition
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    "...this is a top notch volume that...will be of great value to anyone interested in MacIntyre's philosophy." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

    "...a helpful collection of essays on diverse aspects of his thought...substantive bibliography...will likely be read by all those interested in critical approaches to MacIntyre's thought." -Aran Canes and Staff

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521790420
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.463kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Mark C. Murphy
    1. MacIntyre on the history of philosophy Gordon Graham
    2. Tradition in the recent work of Alasdair MacIntyre Jean Porter
    3. MacIntyre in the province of philosophy of the social sciences Stephen Turner
    4. Modern(ist) moral philosophy and MacIntyrean critique J. L. A. Garcia
    5. MacIntyre and contemporary moral philosophy David Solomon
    6. MacIntyre's political philosophy Mark C. Murphy
    7. MacIntyre's modernity critique Terry Pinkard.

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    Mark C. Murphy, Georgetown University, Washington DC


    Mark C. Murphy, Gordon Graham, Jean Porter, Stephen Turner, J. L. A. Garcia, David Solomon, Terry Pinkard

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