An enquiry after virtue

in a letter to a friend.
  • 20 Pages
  • 3.78 MB
  • English
printed for C. Corbett , London
SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 1009, no. 48.
The Physical Object
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: An enquiry after virtue: in a letter to a friend. (): Robert Morris: Books. After Virtue is one of those works which will stand the test of time as a initiator of a discourse long forgotten in the western world.

The discourse concerns the nature of morality which "sustains"or fails to sustain the inner lives of the western man after the cruel shattering of all possible illusions of any kind of moral order in the universe, a world most devastatingly described by by: COVID Resources.

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After Virtue is a book on moral philosophy by the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. MacIntyre provides a bleak view of the state of modern moral discourse, regarding it as failing to be rational, and failing to admit to being irrational.

He claims that older forms of moral discourse were in better shape, particularly singling out Aristotle's moral philosophy as an exemplar. After Virtue is among the most important Cited by: After virtue a study in moral theory.

This edition published in by University of Notre Dame Press in Notre Dame (Ind.).Cited by:   After Virtue was one of the most challenging things I've read in awhile, both intellectually and emotionally. I'm coming to it from the perspective of someone who was more or less sold on utilitarianism (or some form of consequentialism at least), having had very little contact with virtue ethics previously.

Since I assume most people. After Virtue book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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When After Virtue first appeared init was recognized as a sign. Virtue and Merit Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury 1: What prompts this inquiry BOOK I What is virtue. Part 1: Introductory Section 1: What prompts this inquiry Religion and virtue seem in many respects to be so nearly related that they are generally presumed to be inseparable companions.

We are so willing to think well of their union. Addeddate Identifier yre Identifier-ark ark://t88h3sx3v Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader   After Virtue After Virtueby Alasdair MacIntyre. Wikipedia has a very useful synopsis (permalink as accessed Dec 9 ).

Citations refer to the second edition, ISBN   Synopsis. When After Virtuefirst appeared init 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.”.

Since that time, the book has been translated into more than fifteen foreign languages and has sold over one 5/5(1). An enquiry after virtue: in a letter to a friend. Part II. Being a proper appendix to the first part. By the same author.

A&C Black, - Philosophy - pages 0 Reviews Highly controversial when it was first published inAlasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue has since established itself as a landmark. After virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre, unknown edition, Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and MacIntyre's book is a sustained critique of "the modern project." The modern project came about in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Thinkers tried to rework ethics and philosophy but in a new way: abandoning the Aristotelian and judeo-Christian ethic, they ended with a schizophrenic autonomy.

When Alasdair MacIntyre first published After Virtue, init was perhaps the first modern, sophisticated attack on the foundations of the Enlightenment. It has not lost its power in the past forty years, even though it has been joined by many others.

After Virtue, despite having been written by a verified Scotsman by all accounts closely engaged with the analytic tradition, just seemed really Continental to me.

It avoided logical arguments for a particular well-defined point in favor of long historical meanderings carefully designed to make the reader vaguely worry that everything was socially constructed and that the reader’s social.

These are my (extremely lengthy) notes on Alastair MacIntyre's After Virtue. This book is credited with reinvigorating the discussion of virtue ethics in the modern context—a branch of ethics that has been more or less ignored since Aquinas. My own thoughts on the book are here. (As much as possible, I've avoided editorialising in the.

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The three books by Aladair MacIntyre mentioned in this article, Whose Justice. Which Rationality?, Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry and After Virtue, are all published by Duckworth. Mike Fuller is a philosophy lecturer at Bolton Institute of Higher Education.

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.

More editions of An enquiry after virtue: in a letter to a friend.: An enquiry after virtue: in a letter to a friend.: ISBN () Softcover, Gale ECCO, Print Editions, "After Virtue" is one of the most widely discussed of all recent books on moral philosophy. It is the culmination of MacIntyre's deep engagement with the history of ethics.

In it he argues that modern ethical theory, as it has developed since the seventeenth century, has been exposed by Friedrich Nietzsche as conceptually bankrupt. After Virtue is an extended philosophical argument, informed by linguistic, historical, and sociological analyses, that seeks to explain the continuing irresolution of modern moral disputes; to.

After Virtueafter a Quarter of a Century If there are good reasons to reject the central theses of After Virtue,by now I should certainly have learned what they are.

Critical and construc-tive discussion in a wide range of languages – not only English, Danish, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Turkish, but. After Virtue (, 2nd edition3rd edition ) Spanish translation: Tras la virtud (Barcelona: Ediciones Crítica, ) German translation: Der Verlust der Tugend.

Zur moralischen Krise der Gegenwart, trans. Wolfgang Riehl (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, ) First Italian translation: Dopo la virtù. A Brief Note on Nietzschean Genealogy and How it Relates to MacIntyre's Project The thing that impressed me most with MacIntyre’s great work (the so-called 'Trilogy' of "After Virtue", then "Whose Justice?, Which Rationality?", and finally, this book, "Three Rival Versions of Moral Inquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition") is his discussion of the importance of ‘coherence’ in a /5(18).

His After Virtue, which was first published insent shock waves through the Western intellectual world. 1 He committed what for many was an unforgivable sin when he claimed that the project of the Enlightenment period of European thought was a failure.

I. Kant after Virtue 1. An earlier version of this paper was read at a conference on Kant's Practical Philosophy at the University of Essex in February I am grateful for many helpful comments made on that occasion, and in particular to Julian Young, Eva Schaper, Michael Podro, Jay Bernstein, Sarah Furness, Barry Clarke and Harry Lubasz.

The contribution to contemporary philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre is enormous.

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His writings on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of the social sciences and the history of philosophy have established him as one of the philosophical giants of the last fifty years.

His best-known book, After Virtue (), spurred the profound revival of virtue ethics. Moreover. After Virtue is a delightful book which presents the contemporary problem of moral philosophy today. MacIntyre says that there is an interminability of moral debate today.

No consensus solution to the variety of moral issues such as abortion and war will present itself because proponents of both sides of the arguments in these two issues argue. A Macintyre's After Virtue [Book Review]. A. Walton. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain ().Welcome to the website of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry (ISME).

Here you can find information about our past and future conferences, publications by members of the society, and an increasingly comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Alasdair MacIntyre. new Book: Learning From MacINtyre.After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition Alasdair MacIntyre When After Virtue first appeared init was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of.