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Contemporary Philosophy in Focus : Alasdair MacIntyre - Mark C. Murphy

Contemporary Philosophy in Focus

Alasdair MacIntyre

By: Mark C. Murphy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th December 2003
ISBN: 9780521793810
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

"...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

Introduction
MacIntyre on the history of philosophy
Tradition in the recent work of Alasdair MacIntyre
MacIntyre in the province of philosophy of the social sciences
Modern(ist) moral philosophy and MacIntyrean critique
MacIntyre and contemporary moral philosophy
MacIntyre's political philosophy
MacIntyre's modernity critique
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ISBN: 9780521793810
ISBN-10: 0521793815
Series: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 11th December 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 14.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33