After MacIntyre

After MacIntyre : Critical Perspectives on the Work of Alisdair MacIntyre

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This volume consists of a collection of original essays by moral and political philosophers, including Charles Taylor, David Miller and Philip Pettit, assessing the merits and limitations of Alisdair MacIntyre's work. The book also includes a reply by MacIntyre himself to his critics. Among the themes explored are: MacIntyre's historical arguments about the sources of the failure of modernity; the validity and relevance of his attempt to reinstate ideas of Aristotle and Aquinas as central to any satisfactory moral understanding; the effectiveness of his critique of modern liberalism; and the adequacy of key concepts, such as tradition and practice, in his analysis and argument. The book is concluded by MacIntyre responding to criticism and offering some thoughts about the direction of his future work. "After MacIntyre" should be of interest to students of philosophy, ethics and political theory.
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  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • bibliography, index
  • 0745610099
  • 9780745610092

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1. Alasdair MacIntyre: "After Virtue" and After: John Horton and Susan Mendus (University of York). 2. Justice After Virtue: Charles Taylor. 3. Reclaiming the Aristotelian Ruler: Peter Johnson. 4. MacIntyre and Aquinas: Janet Coleman. 5. MacIntyre's Thomist Revival: What Next? John Haldane. 6. Projecting the Enlightenment: Robert Wokler. 7. MacIntyre's Critique of Utilitarianism: Paul Kelly. 8. MacIntyre and Historicism: Robert Stern. 9. MacIntyre's Fusion of History and Philosophy: Gordon Graham. 10. Liberal/Communitarian: MacIntyre's Mesmeric Dichotomy: Philip Pettit. 11. Liberalism, Morality and Rationality: MacIntyre, Rawls and Cavell: Stephen Mulhall. 12. MacIntyre on Liberalism and its Critics: Tradition, Incommensurability and Disagreement: Andrew Mason. 13. Virtues, Practices and Justice: David Miller. 14. MacIntyre, Feminism and the Concept of Practice: Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey. 15. A Partial Response to My Critics: Alasdair MacIntyre. Selected Bibliography of the Publications of Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre.
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