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

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

Titulo del libro: After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

Autor: Alasdair MacIntyre

Número de páginas: 308 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: March 6, 2007

ISBN: 0268035040

Editor: University of Notre Dame Press

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

Páginas:308Géneros:12:HPQ:Ethics&moralphilosophy12:HRAB:Philosophyofreligion12:HP:PhilosophySinopsis:WhenAfterVirtuefirstappearedin1981,itwasrecognizedasasignificantandpotentiallycontroversialcritiqueofcontemporarymoralphilosophy.NewsweekcalleditastunningnewstudyofethicsbyoneoftheforemostmoralphilosophersintheEnglish-speakingworld.Sincethattime,thebookhasbeentranslatedintomorethanfifteenforeignlanguagesandhassoldoveronehundredthousandcopies.Now,twenty-fiveyearslater,theUniversityofNotreDamePressispleasedtoreleasethethirdeditionofAfterVirtue,whichincludesanewprologueAfterVirtueafteraQuarterofaCentury.Inthisclassicwork,AlasdairMacIntyreexaminesthehistoricalandconceptualrootsoftheideaofvirtue,diagnosesthereasonsforitsabsenceinpersonalandpubliclife,andoffersatentativeproposalforitsrecovery.Whiletheindividualchaptersarewide-ranging,oncepiecedtogethertheycompriseapenetratingandfocusedargumentaboutthepriceofmodernity.IntheThirdEditionprologue,MacIntyrerevisitsthecentralthesesofthebookandconcludesthatalthoughhehaslearnedagreatdealandhassupplementedandrefinedhisthesesandargumentsinotherworks,hehasasyetfoundnoreasonforabandoningthemajorcontentionsofthisbook.Whileherecognizesthathisconceptionofhumanbeingsasvirtuousorviciousneedednotonlyametaphysicalbutalsoabiologicalgrounding,ultimatelyheremainscommittedtothethesisthatitisonlyfromthestandpointofaverydifferenttradition,onewhosebeliefsandpresuppositionswerearticulatedintheirclassicalformbyAristotle,thatwecanunderstandboththegenesisandthepredicamentofmoralmodernity._,