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Alasdair MacIntyre : Critic of Modernity - Peter McMylor

Alasdair MacIntyre

Critic of Modernity

Hardcover Published: 4th November 1993
ISBN: 9780415044264
Number Of Pages: 236
For Ages: 18 years old

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This book is the first full length account of the significance of MacIntyre's work for the social sciences. MacIntyre's moral philosophy is shown to provide the resources for a powerful critique of liberalism. His discussion of the managerist and emotivist roots of modern culture is seen as the inspiration for a critical social science of Modernity.

"A provocative "tour-de-force . . . he showed that MacIntyre's early Christianity, his excursions into Marxism, his neo-Aristotelianism, his Hegelianism and his later Thomism are all parts of the same search for the virtuous community, for the authenticity of theory related to practice." -Ioan Davies, York University, Canada

Christianity and Marxism: Acceptance and Rejection
An Excersus on the Possibility of an Aristotelian Marxism
MacIntyre's Evaluative History and Polyani's Historical Sociology
The Morality of Markets and the 'Crisis of Authority': Notes for a Sociology in a World of Virtue
Managerialism and the Culture of Bureaucratic Individualism
Conclusion, Narrative and Communities
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ISBN: 9780415044264
ISBN-10: 041504426X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 4th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1