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After virtue : a study in moral theory

Discusses the nature of moral disagreement, Nietzsche, Aristotle, heroic societies, and the virtue of justice. In a new chapter, MacIntyre elaborates his position on the relationship of philosophy to history, the virtues and the issue of relativism, and the relationship of moral philosophy to theology
Print Book, English, 1984
University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Ind., 1984
Former Course Reserve reading
xi, 286 pages ; 24 cm
9780268006105, 9780268006112, 0268006105, 0268006113
A disquieting suggestion
The nature of moral disagreement today and the claims of emotivism
Emotivism: social content and social context
The predecessor culture and the enlightenment project of justifying morality
Why the enlightenment project of justifying morality had to fail
Some consequences of the failure of the enlightenment project
"Fact", explanation and expertise
The character of generalizations in social science and their lack of predictive power
Nietzsche or Aristotle?
The virtues in heroic societies
The virtues at Athens
Aristotle's account of the virtues
Medieval aspects and occasions
The nature of the virtues
The virtues, the unity of a human life and the concept of a tradition
From the virtues to virtue and after virtue
Justice as a virtue: changing conceptions
After virtue: Nietzsche or Aristotle, Trotsky and St. Benedict
Postscript to the second edition