After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition by Alasdair MacIntyre 0268035040 9780268035044
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When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world. Now, twenty-five years later, the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to release the third edition of After Virtue, which includes a new prologue After Virtue after a Quarter of a Century. In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue, diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life, and offers a tentative proposal for its recovery. While the individual chapters are wide-ranging, once pieced together they comprise a penetrating and focused argument about the price of modernity.--BOOK JACKET. (Ingram)

Author: Alasdair MacIntyre

Language: English

Edition: 3rd

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 286

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date: 2007-03-06


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