Alasdair MacIntyre





Alasdair MacIntyre


Born
in Glasgow, Scotland, The United Kingdom
January 12, 1929

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Influences


Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre is a leading philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral and political philosophy but known also for his work in history of philosophy and theology. He is the O'Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Average rating: 4.09 · 3,967 ratings · 233 reviews · 50 distinct works · Similar authors
After Virtue: A Study in Mo...

4.12 avg rating — 2,870 ratings — published 1981 — 26 editions
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Whose Justice? Which Ration...

4.20 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Dependent Rational Animals:...

3.97 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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A Short History Of Ethics: ...

3.88 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1966 — 23 editions
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Three Rival Versions of Mor...

4.20 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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God, Philosophy, Universiti...

4.12 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Edith Stein: A Philosophica...

4.38 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Ethics and Politics: Select...

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Marxism and Christianity

3.42 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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The Tasks of Philosophy, Vo...

3.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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“Imprisoning philosophy within the professionalizations and specializations of an institutionalized curriculum, after the manner of our contemporary European and North American culture, is arguably a good deal more effective in neutralizing its effects than either religious censorship or political terror”
Alasdair MacIntyre, Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue, 1913-1922

“Charles II once invited the members of the Royal Society to explain to him why a dead fish weighs more than the same fish alive; a number of subtle explanations were offered to him. He then pointed out that it does not.”
Alasdair MacIntyre

“At the foundation of moral thinking lie beliefs in statements the truth of which no further reason can be given.”
Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory



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