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By Alasdair MacIntyre

ISBN-10: 0268035040

ISBN-13: 9780268035044

ISBN-10: 1538538520

ISBN-13: 9781538538524

while After advantage first seemed in 1981, it used to be famous as an important and in all likelihood arguable critique of up to date ethical philosophy. Newsweek referred to as it “a attractive new learn of ethics by means of one of many optimum ethical philosophers within the English-speaking world.” considering that point, the ebook 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 free up the 3rd variation of After advantage, which incorporates a new prologue “After advantage after 1 / 4 of a Century.” during this vintage paintings, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the old and conceptual roots of the assumption of advantage, diagnoses the explanations for its absence in own and public existence, and provides a tentative notion for its restoration. whereas the person chapters are wide-ranging, as soon as pieced jointly they include a penetrating and centred argument in regards to the fee of modernity. within the 3rd variation prologue, MacIntyre revisits the imperative theses of the publication and concludes that even if he has discovered very much and has supplemented and sophisticated his theses and arguments in different works, he has “as but came across no cause of leaving behind the most important contentions” of this publication. whereas he acknowledges that his belief of people 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 viewpoint of a really assorted culture, one whose ideals and presuppositions have been articulated of their classical shape by means of Aristotle, that we will comprehend either the genesis and the challenge of ethical modernity.”

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