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By Alasdair MacIntyre

While After Virtue first seemed in 1981, it was once well-known as an important and possibly arguable critique of up to date ethical philosophy. Newsweek referred to as it “a lovely new learn of ethics by means of one of many most appropriate ethical philosophers within the English-speaking world.” considering the fact that that point, the publication has been translated into greater than fifteen international languages and has bought over a hundred thousand copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the collage of Notre Dame Press is happy to liberate the 3rd variation of After Virtue, which incorporates a new prologue “After Virtue after 1 / 4 of a Century.”
In this vintage paintings, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the old and conceptual roots of the belief of advantage, diagnoses the explanations for its absence in own and public existence, and gives a tentative idea for its restoration. whereas the person chapters are wide-ranging, as soon as pieced jointly they include a penetrating and targeted argument concerning the fee of modernity. within the 3rd variation prologue, MacIntyre revisits the imperative theses of the booklet and concludes that even supposing he has discovered very much and has supplemented and sophisticated his theses and arguments in different works, he has “as but chanced on no cause of leaving behind the most important contentions” of this ebook. whereas he acknowledges that his notion of people as virtuous or vicious wanted not just a metaphysical but additionally a organic grounding, eventually he continues to be “committed to the thesis that it's only from the point of view of a really diverse culture, one whose ideals and presuppositions have been articulated of their classical shape via Aristotle, that we will comprehend either the genesis and the difficulty of ethical modernity.”

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