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History of moral philosophy showing the problems each were responded to and their corresponding social background and the way each of these has tended to effect the arguments they propose However as he acknowledges in the preface the books is very lop sided towards Greek 109 pages and modern moral philosophy 148 pages with very little discussion of medieval ethics 10 pages on Christianity The conclusion is also as MacIntyre acknowledges lacklustre and perhaps self defeating ending with the need for each of s to choose between competing rival moral traditions a scenario which has been in part brought about by the rise of individualist philosophy but a solution which seems also to presuppose and further contribute to
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central tenets of the moral traditionsThat said this book will likely prove valuable to newcomers to moral and political philosophy those interested in the history of moral philosophy those interested in the philosophy of history and those interested in the work of Alasdair MacIntyre generally Here s a Le tueur aveugle uick summary We are ever and always wrong about ethics Our current model of ethics is wrong but we won t know how wrong and in what waysntil a later generation speaks The Rogues Omega The Rogue Pack up and explains tos in simple Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture:: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965 - 1995 unambiguous words how we messed everythingpReally enjoyed this book Whilst I agree with the reviewers below that this brilliant book can be ite dense at times Alisdair does not read as if he is trying to be pompous or difficult Uniue amongst philosophical writters I left with an overwhelming sense that that the subject T to Plato7 Aristotle's Ethics8 Postscript to Greek Ethics9 Christianity10 Luther Machiavelli sense that that the subject T to Plato7 Aristotle's Ethics8 Postscript to Greek Ethics9 Christianity10 Luther Machiavelli and Spinoza11 New Values12 The British Eighteenth Century Argument13 The French Eighteenth Century Argument14 Kant15 Hegel and Marx16 Kierkegaard to Nietzsche17 Reformers Utopians Idealists18 Modern Moral Philosop. The Greek words without English transliterations make it impossible to know if you re coming across the same word again a slightly modified version or a completely new word Perhaps this is you re coming across the same word again a slightly modified version or a completely new word Perhaps this is fault for not knowing how to read Greek The book contains some interesting snippets at time but parts of it seem to be randomly throw into a book in which MacIntyre is cramming information into relatively few pages with seemingly no contextual link between paragraphs When I go through it at niversity and have the luxury of a professor to expand beyond the book or when I have a greater nderstanding of the history of ethics this book may prove to be better than I of ethics this book may prove to be better than I think It is definitely not for someone who has not already studied the history of ethics in any significant depth and thus seems slightly self defeating Macintyre wrote this before he adopted the Thomism which would make him famous However while reading this book it ickly becomes Enticed by You (Wellspring uite apparent why he became a Thomist Many of the reoccurring issues in moral philosophy which Macintyre points to are issues which his subseuent work would seek to address I m rating this book very well but I also totallynderstand if you wouldn t This book has no clear audience it s
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on analysis rather than makes it too advance for an introductory book yet at points it becomes clear that that s what he intended Macintyre spends pwards of 60% of his time on analysis critiue if you don t know the thinker in estion you ll likely be confused I read this both after and along side reading Russell s His. In this classic work Alasdair MacIntyre guides the reader through the history of moral philosophy from the Greeks to contemporary times He emphasizes the importance of a historical context to moral concepts and ideas MacIntyre illustrates the relevance of philosophical eries on moral concepts enabling the reader. A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth CenturyTory of Western Philosophy which really helped me appreciate the brilliance of this work For me 55 This book is something other and than simply a short introduction to the history of ethics Although one wonders at the expectations of other reviewers complaining of its length the history Western ethics condensed down to 269 pages is incredibly short In addition to providing an overview of moral philosophy from the ancient Greece to the middle of the twentieth century Alasdair MacIntyre puts forward a number of compelling theses about the nature of moral philosophy the patterns it tends to follow significant moments in its development and how we got to our present predicament Most notable for how we got to our present predicament Most notable for was the changing relationship between concepts like happiness morality and their meaning and the degree of nity or disunity in the social order from which moral philosophy proceedsMany of these theses set the agenda for MacIntyre s later work and throughout one gains an insight into many of the later positions and arguments MacIntyre adopts in his well known works particularly After Virtue and Whose Justice Which Rationality This turned out to be ite seful because here MacIntyre is often clearer and willing to go into greater explanatory depth for many of his positions than he is in his later work notably the critiue of natural rights social contract theory the relationship between morality society and language and MacIntyre is for the most part admirably clear and compelling in his exposition and analysis of complex philosophical positions and moments in the. To nderstand the importance of a historical account of ethics ContentsPreface to the second editionPreface1 The Philosophical Point of the the History of Ethics 2 The Prephilosophical History of of Good and the Transition to Philosophy3 The Sophists and Socrates4 Plato The Gorgias5 Plato The Republic6 Postscrip.