Ethics and Politics from Aristotle to Macintyre
By (author) Kelvin Knight
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Aristotelian Philosophy by Kelvin Knight
Book DescriptionAristotle is the most influential philosopher of practice, and Knight's new book explores the continuing importance of Aristotelian philosophy. First, it examines the theoretical bases of what Aristotle said about ethical, political and productive activity. It then traces ideas of practice through such figures as St Paul, Luther, Hegel, Heidegger and recent Aristotelian philosophers, and evaluates Alasdair MacIntyre's contribution. Knight argues that, whereas Aristotle's own thought legitimated oppression, MacIntyre's revision of Aristotelianism separates ethical excellence from social elitism and justifies resistance. With MacIntyre, Aristotelianism becomes revolutionary. MacIntyre's case for the Thomistic Aristotelian tradition originates in his attempt to elaborate a Marxist ethics informed by analytic philosophy. He analyses social practices in teleological terms, opposing them to capitalist institutions and arguing for the cooperative defence of our moral agency. In condensing these ideas, Knight advances a theoretical argument for the reformation of Aristotelianism and an ethical argument for social change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745619774
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Aristotle remains the most influential philosopher of practice, and this new book by Kelvin Knight explores the theoretical bases of what he said about ethical, political and productive activity. It traces ideas of action through St. Paul, Aquinas, Luther, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger and others, and then examines MacIntyres revolutionary contribution.
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Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most controversial philosophers and social theorists of our time. He opposes liberalism and postmodernism with the teleological arguments of an updated Thomistic Aristotelianism. It is this tradition, he claims, which presents the best theory so far about the nature of rationality, morality and politics.
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Author Biography - Kelvin Knight
Kelvin Knight is Director of the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics at the London Metropolitan University.
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