Ethics In The Conflicts Of Modernity: An Essay On Desire, Practical Reasoning, And Narrative
Alasdair MacIntyre explores some central philosophical, political and moral claims of modernity and argues that a proper understanding of human goods requires a rejection of these claims. In a wide-ranging discussion, he considers how normative and evaluative judgments are to be understood, how desire and practical reasoning are to be characterized, what it is to have adequate self-knowledge, and ...
Hardcover: 332 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 14, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 287930
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“Alasdair MacIntyre wrote this book for the well-educated layman. Relying on Aristotelian precepts, he simplifies many of the criticisms of modern ethics set forth in his earlier works (e.g. After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Second Edition), noti...”
hat part narrative plays in our understanding of human lives. He asks, further, what it would be to understand the modern condition from a neo-Aristotelian or Thomistic perspective, and argues that Thomistic Aristotelianism, informed by Marx's insights, provides us with resources for constructing a contemporary politics and ethics which both enable and require us to act against modernity from within modernity. This rich and important book builds on and advances MacIntyre's thinking in ethics and moral philosophy, and will be of great interest to readers in both fields.