After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

by Alasdair MacIntyre

Paperback, 2007

Collection

Publication

University of Notre Dame Press (2007), Edition: 3rd, 312 pages

Description

Highly controversial when it was first published in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue has since established itself as a landmark work in contemporary moral philosophy. In this book, MacIntyre sought to address a crisis in moral language that he traced back to a European Enlightenment that had made the formulation of moral principles increasingly difficult. In the search for a way out of this impasse, MacIntyre returns to an earlier strand of ethical thinking, that of Aristotle, who emphasised the importance of 'virtue' to the ethical life. More than thirty years after its original publication, After Virtue remains a work that is impossible to ignore for anyone interested in our understanding of ethics and morality today.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1981

Physical description

312 p.; 6 inches

ISBN

0268035040 / 9780268035044
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