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Description - Dependent Rational Animals by Alasdair MacIntyre

This compares humans to other intelligent animals, drawing conclusions about human social life and our treatment of those whom he argues we should no longer call "disabled." The author argues that human beings are independent, practical reasoners, but they are also dependent animals who must learn from each other in order to remain largely independent. To flourish, humans must acknowledge the importance of dependence and independence, both of which are developed in and through social relationships. This requires the development of a local community in which individuals discover their own "goods" through the discovery of a common Good.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812694529
ISBN-10: 081269452X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publish Date: 18-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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