Lecture On Moral Philosophy Essay

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What Happened in and to Moral Philosophy in the Twentieth Century?

Philosophical Essays in Honor of Alasdair MacIntyre

Fran O'Rourke

Publication Year: 2013

What Happened in and to Moral Philosophy in the Twentieth Century? is a volume of essays originally presented at University College Dublin in 2009 to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Alasdair MacIntyre—a protagonist at the center of that very question. What marks this collection is the unusual range of approaches and perspectives, representing divergent and even contradictory positions. Such variety reflects MacIntyre's own intellectual trajectory, which led him to engage successively with various schools of thought: analytic, Marxist, Christian, atheist, Aristotelian, Augustinian, and Thomist. This collection presents a unique profile of twentieth-century moral philosophy and is itself an original contribution to ongoing debate. The volume begins with Alasdair MacIntyre's fascinating philosophical self-portrait, "On Having Survived the Academic Moral Philosophy of the Twentieth Century," which charts his own intellectual development. The first group of essays considers MacIntyre's revolutionary contribution to twentieth-century moral philosophy: its value in understanding and guiding human action, its latent philosophical anthropology, its impetus in the renewal of the Aristotelian tradition, and its application to contemporary interests. The next group of essays considers the complementary and competing traditions of emotivism, Marxism, Thomism, and phenomenology. A third set of essays presents thematic analyses of such topics as evolutionary ethics, accomplishment and just desert, relativism, evil, and the inescapability of ethics. MacIntyre responds with a final essay, "What Next?," that addresses questions raised by contributors to the volume.

Published by: University of Notre Dame Press

Part I: Reading Alasdair MacIntyre

Part II: Complementary and Competing Traditions

Part III: Thematic Analyses

Chapter 1: On Having Survived the Academic Moral Philosophy of the Twentieth Century

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pp. 17-34

Chapter 2: Keeping Philosophy Relevant and Humanistic

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pp. 37-56

Chapter 3: Ethics at the Limits: A Reading of Dependent Rational

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pp. 57-82

Chapter 4: Alasdair MacIntyre’s Revisionary Aristotelianism: Pragmatism Opposed, Marxism Outmoded, Thomism Transformed

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pp. 83-121

Chapter 5: Alasdair MacIntyre: Reflections on a Philosophical Identity, Suggestions for a Philosophical Project

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pp. 122-144

Chapter 6: Against the Self-Images of the Age: MacIntyre and Løgstrup

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pp. 145-162

Chapter 7: MacIntyre and the Emotivists

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pp. 165-199

Chapter 8: Naturalism, Nihilism, and Perfectionism: Stevenson, Williams, and Nietzsche in Twentieth-Century Moral Philosophy

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pp. 200-220

Chapter 9: Marxism and the Ethos of the Twentieth Century

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pp. 221-243

Chapter 10: Parallel Projects: Alasdair MacIntyre’s Virtue Ethics, Thirteenth-Century Pastoral Theology (Leonard Boyle, O.P.), and Thomistic Moral Theology (Servais Pinckaers, O.P.)

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pp. 244-270

Chapter 11: The Perfect Storm: On the Loss of Nature as a Normative Theonomic Principle in Moral Philosophy

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pp. 271-303

Chapter 12: Forgiveness at the Limit: Impossible or Possible?

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pp. 304-320

Chapter 13: Evolutionary Ethics: A Metaphysical Evaluation

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pp. 323-357

Chapter 14: The Social Epistemological Normalization of Contestable Narratives: Stories of Just Deserts

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pp. 358-375

Chapter 15: History, Fetishism, and Moral Change

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pp. 376-391

Chapter 16: Relativism, Coherence, and the Problems of Philosophy

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pp. 392-422

Chapter 17: Ethics and the Evil of Being

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pp. 423-459

Chapter 18: The Inescapability of Ethics

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pp. 460-473

E-ISBN-13: 9780268088668
E-ISBN-10: 0268088667
Print-ISBN-13: 9780268037376
Print-ISBN-10: 026803737X

Page Count: 544
Illustrations: NA
Publication Year: 2013

OCLC Number: 849947046
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