The Tasks of Philosophy: Volume 1
Selected Essays v. 1
By (author) Alasdair MacIntyre
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Tasks of Philosophy: Volume 1 by Alasdair MacIntyre
Book DescriptionHow should we respond when some of our basic beliefs are put into question? What makes a human body distinctively human? Why is truth an important good? These are among the questions explored in this 2006 collection of essays by Alasdair MacIntyre, one of the most creative and influential philosophers working today. Ten of MacIntyre's most influential essays written over almost thirty years are collected together here for the first time. They range over such topics as the issues raised by different types of relativism, what it is about human beings that cannot be understood by the natural sciences, the relationship between the ends of life and the ends of philosophical writing, and the relationship of moral philosophy to contemporary social practice. They will appeal to a wide range of readers across philosophy and especially in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and theology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521854375
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alasdair MacIntyre
Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity, Hardback (November 2016)
Alasdair MacIntyre explores the philosophical, political, and moral issues encountered in understanding what the virtues require in contemporary social contexts.
Dependent Rational Animals, Paperback (April 2009)View all books by Alasdair MacIntyre
Where should an account of the virtues begin? This book argues that we should begin with the facts of vulnerability and disability, and of dependence on others, to which moral philosophers have given insufficient attention, and with the animal nature of human beings - that which exhibits their kinship to members of other intelligent species.
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Author Biography - Alasdair MacIntyre
Alasdair MacIntyre is Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His publications include After Virtue (1981), Dependent Rational Animals (1999) and numerous journal articles.
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