God, Philosophy, Universities A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition

ISBN-10: 074254429X
ISBN-13: 9780742544291
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Although he is most widely known for his book "After Virtue" (1981), with its critique of reason and ethics, Alasdair MacIntyre writes in other areas of philosophy as well, including philosophical psychology, political theory, and philosophy of religion. Born in Scotland, he was educated at Manchester, London, and Oxford universities. In 1969, he went to the United States where he has taught at Brandeis, Boston, and Vanderbilt universities. Since 1988, when he also delivered the Gifford lectures, MacIntyre has taught at the University of Notre Dame. "After Virtue" is one of the most widely discussed of all recent books on moral philosophy. It is the culmination of MacIntyre's deep engagement with the history of ethics. In it he argues that modern ethical theory, as it has developed since the seventeenth century, has been exposed by Friedrich Nietzsche as conceptually bankrupt. To find an alternative, he looks to ancient Greece and especially to Aristotle's concept of virtue. Although his critics consider this alternative to be something of an impossible dream, MacIntyre argues that it is central to a recovery of ethics.

Introduction
God, Philosophy, Universities
God
Philosophy
God and philosophy
God, philosophy, universities
Prologues to the Catholic Philosophical Tradition
Augustine
Boethius, the Pseudo-Dionysius, and Anselm
The Islamic and Jewish Prologue to Catholic Philosophy
The Genesis of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition
Aquinas and After
Aquinas: Philosophy and Our Knowledge of God
Aquinas: Philosophy and the Life of Practice
Aquinas: God, philosophy, universities
After Aquinas: Scotus and Ockham
The Threshold of Modern Philosophy
From Scholasticism to Skepticism
Descartes, Pascal, and Arnauld
Modernity
The Catholic Absence From and Return to Philosophy, 1700-1850
Newman: God, philosophy, universities
From Aeterni Patris to Fides et Ratio
Fides et Ratio: The Catholic Philosophical Tradition Redefined
Now: universities, philosophy, God
Index
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