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New PDF release: After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

By Alasdair MacIntyre

ISBN-10: 0268035040

ISBN-13: 9780268035044

ISBN-10: 1538538520

ISBN-13: 9781538538524

while After advantage first seemed in 1981, it used to be well-known as an important and most likely debatable critique of latest ethical philosophy. Newsweek known as it “a gorgeous new learn of ethics via one of many optimum ethical philosophers within the English-speaking world.” considering that point, the e-book has been translated into greater than fifteen overseas languages and has offered over 100000 copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the college of Notre Dame Press is happy to liberate the 3rd version of After advantage, which incorporates a new prologue “After advantage after 1 / 4 of a Century.” during this vintage paintings, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the old and conceptual roots of the assumption of advantage, diagnoses the explanations for its absence in own and public existence, and gives a tentative idea for its restoration. whereas the person chapters are wide-ranging, as soon as pieced jointly they include a penetrating and targeted argument concerning the expense of modernity. within the 3rd version prologue, MacIntyre revisits the critical theses of the e-book and concludes that even if he has discovered very much and has supplemented and sophisticated his theses and arguments in different works, he has “as but chanced on no cause of forsaking the main contentions” of this publication. whereas he acknowledges that his perception of people as virtuous or vicious wanted not just a metaphysical but in addition a organic grounding, finally he continues to be “committed to the thesis that it's only from the point of view of a really various culture, one whose ideals and presuppositions have been articulated of their classical shape via Aristotle, that we will be able to comprehend either the genesis and the trouble of ethical modernity.”

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