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 well-known as an important and almost certainly debatable critique of up to date ethical philosophy. Newsweek known as it “a attractive new examine of ethics by means of one of many optimum ethical philosophers within the English-speaking world.” seeing that that point, the e-book has been translated into greater than fifteen overseas languages and has bought over 100000 copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the college of Notre Dame Press is happy to unencumber the 3rd version of After advantage, which incorporates a new prologue “After advantage after 1 / 4 of a Century.” during this vintage paintings, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the ancient and conceptual roots of the belief of advantage, diagnoses the explanations for its absence in own and public existence, and gives a tentative idea 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 expense of modernity. within the 3rd version prologue, MacIntyre revisits the principal theses of the publication and concludes that even if he has discovered greatly and has supplemented and sophisticated his theses and arguments in different works, he has “as but chanced on no reason behind leaving behind the foremost contentions” of this publication. whereas he acknowledges that his belief of humans 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's only from the point of view of a really assorted culture, one whose ideals and presuppositions have been articulated of their classical shape by way of Aristotle, that we will be able to comprehend either the genesis and the problem of ethical modernity.”

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