By Alasdair MacIntyre
"t is anything to have a ebook, dedicated to yes particularly important technical philosophical questions, that is more likely to produce so passionate a response." —[i]New York evaluate of Books
"A extraordinary synthesis . . . ." —Richard Rorty
"A wonderful new examine of ethics. . . ." —Newsweek
"The top e-book of philosophy in years." —John Gardner
"To name this a superb booklet is to be patronizing; it truly is a tremendous e-book, person who should be up or responded. it can be an excellent one, as are all turning issues in a tide of drama whose protagonists have proposal their classes inexorable." —Choice, February 1982
When After Virtue first seemed in 1981, it was once well-known straight away as an important and very likely arguable critique of up to date ethical philosophy. Now, in a brand new bankruptcy, Alasdair MacIntyre responds to the questions and issues raised via the numerous admirers and critics who made After Virtue this type of commonly learn and mentioned paintings of philosophy. bearing in mind the discussion generated by means of his ebook over the last 3 years, he elaborates his place at the courting of philosophy to heritage, the virtues and the difficulty of relativism, and the connection of ethical philosophy to theology. In doing so, MacIntyre sustains the claims of his significant conclusions to rational justification and demonstrates extra the responsibility of philosophy to the area and occasions it seeks to explain.
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After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (2nd Edition) by Alasdair MacIntyre