Ethics and Politics: Selected Essays
Moore, Scott H., Journal of Church and State
Ethics and Politics: Selected Essays, Vol. 2. By Alasdair MacIntyre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 239pp. $24.99.
Ethics and Politics is the second published volume of the collected essays of Alasdair Maclntyre. The twelve essays address subjects that have been divided into three broad divisions: Learning from Aristotle and Aquinas, Ethics, and the Politics of Ethics. Though this volume contains only one previously unpublished essay, scholars from a wide range of disciplines (including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, and theology) will find this collection to be a helpful addition to understanding the thought of arguably the most important moral philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century.
This volume offers insight into prelevant themes in MacIntyre's thought and enables the reader to better understand both the development of his work and his understanding of ethics and its relationship to politics. The notion of "rival versions of moral enquiry" is expanded in two essays addressing "rival Aristotles" as understood with both Renaissance and Modern interlocutors. He returns to the thought of St. Thomas in two essays, addressing both the "subversive" nature of natural law and the extent of moral disagreement. And …
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Publication information: Article title: Ethics and Politics: Selected Essays. Contributors: Moore, Scott H. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 49. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2007. Page number: 557+. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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