Dependent Rational Animals

Why Human Beings Need the Virtues
Product Number: EB00663058
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780812697056
Publisher: Open Court
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Description

"MacIntyre-one of the foremost ethicists of the past half-century-makes a sustained argument for the cetnrality, in well-lived human lives, of both virtue and local communities of giving and receiving. He criticizes the mainstream of Western ethics, including his own previous position, for not taking seriously the dependent and animal sides of human nature, thereby overemphasizing the powers of reason and the pursuit of reason and the pursuit of autonomy...? This important work in ethics is essential for the professional philosopher and is highly readable for students at all levels and for thoughtful citizens."-Choice

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Author(s): Alasdair MacIntyre
Original Publish Date: Aug 10, 1999

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