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: Selected full-text books and articles

Alasdair MacIntyre By Mark C. Murphy Cambridge University Press, 2003
The Unconscious: A Conceptual Analysis By A. C. MacIntyre Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958
Metaphysical Beliefs: Three Essays By 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 By Giovanna Borradori; Rosanna Crocitto University of Chicago Press, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Nietzsche or Aristotle? Alasdair MacIntyre"
Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues By Steven M. Cahn; Peter Markie Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 34 "Alasdair MacIntyre"
How Should One Live? Essays on the Virtues By 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 By Wallis, Joe L Review of Social Economy, Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring 1992
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