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After MacIntyre Critical Perspectives on the Work of Alisdair MacIntyre by John Horton

After MacIntyre Critical Perspectives on the Work of Alisdair MacIntyre


After MacIntyre Critical Perspectives on the Work of Alisdair MacIntyre by John Horton

This is an important full--length study of the work of this controversial thinker by leading political philosophers and social theorists, and includes a reply written by MacIntyre.


a MacIntyre is generally regarded as the most interesting, influential, and provocative figure in moral philosophy today. This timely and wide--ranging collection provides an important assessment of his work.a Jonathan Wolff, University College London a After MacIntyre will be very useful to students: the essays are of a high standard, and it has an excellent bibliography.a The Philosopher a Opens with a comendably clear account by the editors of MacIntyrea s working development; and of the major themes of his later work. It closes with a response from MacIntyre himself together with an appended selected bibliography of his work. Selected it may be, but it is certainly the most extensive apparatus I have seen on MacIntyre and this alone would make it a required acquisition for any library.a Sociology a In this book, Susan Mendus and John Horton have assembled a goodly company of critics to assault the emerging and formidable Thomistic citadel that Alasdair MacIntyre has been gradually building over the last thirteen years ... the book is a superb set of essays which deserve and will repay careful reading and study.a Nick Rengger, University of Bristol a Considering the range of conflicts this volume embodies, it might conceivably be seen as a microcosm of Anglo--American moral and political philosophy in the 1990s: intriguing and chaotic, entertaining and infuriating -- all told, something of a bun--fight, but more instructive than usual. An introductory essay by the editors, John Horton and Susan Mendus, does much to provide an aerial view of the terrain, summarizing both MacIntyrea s recent work and the range of issues debated by contributors.a The Philosophical Quarterly

About the Author

John Horton is the author of Political Obligation (Macmillan, 1992) and Susan Mendus is the author of Toleration and the Limits of Liberalism (Macmillan, 1989).

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Publication date

27th July 1994


John Horton

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Polity Press


336 pages


Ethics & moral philosophy
History of Western philosophy
Political science & theory



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