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This book presents the moral philosopher's comparison of humans to other animals and his exploration of the impact of these virtues.

Author: Alasdair C. MacIntyre

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812694529

Category: Philosophy

Page: 172

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According to the author of "After Virtue, " to flourish, humans need to develop virtues of independent thought and acknowledged social dependence. This book presents the moral philosopher's comparison of humans to other animals and his exploration of the impact of these virtues.

So philosophical theories about what it is that distinguishes members of our species from other animal species—it has been alleged by ... belong to one and the same set of virtues, the distinctive virtues of dependent rational animals, ...

Author: Alasdair MacIntyre

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697056

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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"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
1999-08-10 By Alasdair MacIntyre

Author: Adam Simcock


ISBN: OCLC:1079203397



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2018 By Adam Simcock

Alasdair C. MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Beings Need the Virtues (London: Duckworth, 1999), 37. 7. I owe to Heidegger the suggestion that one appropriate way to talk about opacity and intensionality is by speaking of ...

Author: Mark Okrent

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821417430

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Rational Animals: The Teleological Roots of Intentionality offers an original account of the intentionality of human mental states, such as beliefs and desires. The account of intentionality in Rational Animals is broadly biological in its basis, emphasizing the continuity between human intentionality and the levels of intentionality that should be attributed to animal actions and states. Rational Animals will be of interest to cognitive scientists, philosophers of mind, philosophers of biology, philosophers of action, ethologists, and those interested in the debates concerning animal intelligence.
2007 By Mark Okrent

Author: Roxy Walsh


ISBN: 1871360226


Page: 34

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2013 By Roxy Walsh

Composite 140 lpi at 45 degrees “Love One Another” unable to give due recognition to affliction and dependence. Nonetheless when we try to remedy this ... MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals, 7. 26. MacIntyre, Dependent Rational ...

Author: J. Alexander Sider

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802865731

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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In the minds of many Christians today, the church is not holy; it is difficult. Yet J. Alexander Sider argues that it is precisely when the church acknowledges its many faults and frailties when it patiently confronts its own capacity to betray the gospel that its true holiness is made manifest. In To See History Doxologically Sider probingly examines John Howard Yoder s eschatology and ecclesiology in conversation with Oliver O Donovan, Ernst Troeltsch, Miroslav Volf, and others. Sider shows how Yoder s thought redefines the church s holiness not as something earned or possessed by its own virtue but as the ceaseless and ever-new gift of God throughout all time.
2011-04-12 By J. Alexander Sider

MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals, . . Aer all, as Korsgaard has suggested, cultural particularism can go only so far without contradicting itself, because if it claims that human beings fully conceive themselves as members of ...

Author: Ron Beadle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532685248

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the major philosophers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. After Virtue, first published in 1981, remains the book for which he is best known but, as this volume testifies, his phenomenal output extends over a period of seven decades. Not only is his output extensive, but its impact, unusually for philosophers, has been wide-ranging. As MacIntyre enters his tenth decade, this book pays tribute not just to his work, but to the way in which it has been influential across disciplines outside of philosophy. Beginning with an intellectual biography, the chapters which follow, written by experts in their fields, explore MacIntyre's contributions to theology, Thomism, moral philosophy, classical philosophy, political philosophy, Marxism, the Frankfurt School, communication, business ethics, sociology, education, law, and therapeutic method. Essential reading for scholars from across these disciplines, and for anyone who wishes to understand MacIntyre's contributions, this volume not only helps readers to appreciate what we may learn from MacIntyre, but also indicates how his work will continue to be influential.
2020-10-30 By Ron Beadle

When, in Dependent Rational Animals, MacIntyre prefaces his analysis of human flourishing with an analysis of dolphins, as another intelligent species, a central point is to establish the importance to dolphins of their social practices ...

Author: Kelvin Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745638218

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Aristotle is the most influential philosopher of practice, and Knight's new book explores the continuing importance of Aristotelian philosophy. First, it examines the theoretical bases of what Aristotle said about ethical, political and productive activity. It then traces ideas of practice through such figures as St Paul, Luther, Hegel, Heidegger and recent Aristotelian philosophers, and evaluates Alasdair MacIntyre's contribution. Knight argues that, whereas Aristotle's own thought legitimated oppression, MacIntyre's revision of Aristotelianism separates ethical excellence from social elitism and justifies resistance. With MacIntyre, Aristotelianism becomes revolutionary. MacIntyre's case for the Thomistic Aristotelian tradition originates in his attempt to elaborate a Marxist ethics informed by analytic philosophy. He analyses social practices in teleological terms, opposing them to capitalist institutions and arguing for the cooperative defence of our moral agency. In condensing these ideas, Knight advances a theoretical argument for the reformation of Aristotelianism and an ethical argument for social change.
2013-05-30 By Kelvin Knight

DEPENDENT RATIONAL ANIMALS2 Alasdair MacIntyre's association of humans and animals in the moral life with the growth of virtue is worth considering, not least because his position raises wider questions about the evolution of ...

Author: Celia E. Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198843344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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There are two driving questions informing this book. The first is where does our moral life come from? It presupposes that considering morality broadly is inadequate. Instead, different aspects need to be teased apart. It is not sufficient to assume that different virtues are bolted onto a vicious animality, red in tooth and claw. Nature and culture have interlaced histories. By weaving in evolutionary theories and debates on the evolution of compassion, justice and wisdom, it showa a richer account of who we are as moral agents. The second driving question concerns our relationships with animals. Deane-Drummond argues for a complex community-based multispecies approach. Hence, rather than extending rights, a more radical approach is a holistic multispecies framework for moral action. This need not weaken individual responsibility. She intends not to develop a manual of practice, but rather to build towards an alternative philosophically informed approach to theological ethics, including animal ethics. The theological thread weaving through this account is wisdom. Wisdom has many different levels, and in the broadest sense is connected with the flow of life understood in its interconnectedness and sociality. It is profoundly theological and practical. In naming the project the evolution of wisdom Deane-Drummond makes a statement about where wisdom may have come from and its future orientation. But justice, compassion and conscience are not far behind, especially in so far as they are relevant to both individual decision-making and institutions.
2019-10-17 By Celia E. Deane-Drummond

This volume presents a selection of his classic essays on ethics and politics collected together for the first time, focussing particularly on the themes of moral disagreement, moral dilemmas, and truthfulness and its importance.

Author: Alasdair MacIntyre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139452618

Category: Philosophy


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Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most creative and important philosophers working today. This volume presents a selection of his classic essays on ethics and politics collected together for the first time, focussing particularly on the themes of moral disagreement, moral dilemmas, and truthfulness and its importance. The essays range widely in scope, from Aristotle and Aquinas and what we need to learn from them, to our contemporary economic and social structures and the threat which they pose to the realization of the forms of ethical life. They will appeal to a wide range of readers across philosophy and especially in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and theology.
2006-06-08 By Alasdair MacIntyre