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By Alasdair MacIntyre

When After Virtue first seemed in 1981, it was once well-known as an important and very likely arguable critique of latest ethical philosophy. Newsweek called it “a lovely new learn of ethics through one of many prime ethical philosophers within the English-speaking world.” considering the fact that that point, the e-book has been translated into greater than fifteen overseas 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 lifestyles, and provides a tentative thought for its restoration. whereas the person chapters are wide-ranging, as soon as pieced jointly they contain a penetrating and targeted argument concerning the expense of modernity. within the 3rd version prologue, MacIntyre revisits the relevant theses of the booklet and concludes that even supposing he has realized very much and has supplemented and subtle his theses and arguments in different works, he has “as but discovered no cause of leaving behind the main contentions” of this e-book. whereas he acknowledges that his belief of humans as virtuous or vicious wanted not just a metaphysical but in addition a organic grounding, finally he is still “committed to the thesis that it is just from the point of view of a truly assorted culture, one whose ideals and presuppositions have been articulated of their classical shape by way of Aristotle, that we will be able to comprehend either the genesis and the drawback of ethical modernity.”

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