Alasdair MacIntyre

MacIntyre, Alasdair C.

Alasdair C. MacIntyre: (ăl´əstər măk´Ĭntīr´), 1929–, American philosopher. He teaches at the Univ. of Notre Dame in Indiana. His major contributions have come in ethics. In his highly influential book After Virtue (1981), MacIntyre argues that moral theory and practice are currently in a state of grave disorder, brought on in part by the liberal individualism of the Enlightenment. He holds that people can best remedy this disorder by reviving the Aristotelian tradition of virtue ethics. His other works include A Short History of Ethics (1965) and Whose Justice? Which Rationality (1988).

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Alasdair MacIntyre
Mark C. Murphy.
Cambridge University Press, 2003
First Principles, Final Ends, and Contemporary Philosophical Issues
Alasdair MacIntyre.
Marquette University Press, 1990
The Unconscious: A Conceptual Analysis
A. C. MacIntyre.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958
Metaphysical Beliefs: Three Essays
Stephen Toulmin; Ronald W. Hepburn; Alasdair MacIntyre.
SCM Press, 1957
Librarian’s tip: "The Logical Status of Religious Belief" by Alasdair MacIntyre begins on p. 167
The American Philosopher: Conversations with Quine, Davidson, Putnam, Nozick, Danto, Rorty, Cavell, MacIntyre, and Kuhn
Rosanna Crocitto; Giovanna Borradori.
University of Chicago Press, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Nietzsche or Aristotle? Alasdair MacIntyre"
Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues
Steven M. Cahn; Peter Markie.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 34 "Alasdair MacIntyre"
How Should One Live? Essays on the Virtues
Roger Crisp.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 12 "MacIntyre on Modernity and How It Has Marginalized the Virtues"
The Relevance for Social Economics of Alisdair MacIntyre's Conception of a Practice
Wallis, Joe L.
Review of Social Economy, Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring 1992
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