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Pavadinimas: AFTER VIRTUE A STUDY IN MORAL THEORY second edition
ISBN: 0-7156-1663-3
Brūkšninis kodas: 4202204
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     When After Virtue first appeared in 1981 it was recognised at once as an important and controversial re-evaluation of contemporary moral philosophy. It is now reprinted with a new final chapter in which Professor MacIntyre responds to the central questions raised by the first edition, elaborating his position on the connection between philosophy and history, the issue of relativism, and the relation of moral philosophy to theology. In doing so, he upholds the claims of his main conclusions and demonstrates further the accountability of philosophy to the world and times it seeks to describe.

Preface ix
1. A disquieting suggestion 1
2. The nature of moral disagreement today and the claims of emotivism 6
3. Emotivism: Social content and social context 23
4. The predecessor culture and the Enlightenment Project of Justifying Morality 36
5. Why the Enlightenment Project of Justifying Morality had to fail 51
6. Some consequences of the failure of the Enlightenment Project 62
7. “Fact”, explanation and expertise 79
8. The character of generalizations in social science and their lack of predictive power 88
9. Nietzsche or Aristotle? 109
10. The virtues in heroic societies 121
11. The virtues at Athens 131
12. Aristotle’s account of the virtues 146
13. Medieval aspects and occasion 165
14. The nature of the virtues 181
15. The virtues, the unity of a human life and the concept of a tradition 204
16. From virtues to virtue and after virtue 226
17. Justice as a virtue: Changing conceptions 224
18. After virtue: Nietzsche or Aristotle, Trotsky and St. Benedict 256
19. Postscript to the second edition 264
Bibliography 279
Index 283

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