By Alasdair MacIntyre
Hugely arguable while it was once first released in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre's After advantage has due to the fact that proven itself as a landmark paintings in modern ethical philosophy. during this booklet, MacIntyre sought to deal with a predicament in ethical language that he traced again to a eu Enlightenment that had made the formula of ethical rules more and more tough. within the look for a manner out of this deadlock, MacIntyre returns to an past strand of moral considering, that of Aristotle, who emphasized the significance of 'virtue' to the moral existence. greater than thirty years after its unique e-book, After advantage continues to be a piece that's most unlikely to disregard for a person drawn to our knowing of ethics and morality this present day.
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After Virtue (Bloomsbury Revelations) by Alasdair MacIntyre