The Resource Dependent rational animals : why human beings need the virtues, Alasdair MacIntyre

Dependent rational animals : why human beings need the virtues, Alasdair MacIntyre

Label
Dependent rational animals : why human beings need the virtues
Title
Dependent rational animals
Title remainder
why human beings need the virtues
Statement of responsibility
Alasdair MacIntyre
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The overall argument of this book presupposes the truth of certain contentious philosophical theses: that human identity is primarily an animal identity, that understanding the resemblance between human beings and some other types of intelligent animals is a necessary prerequisite for also understanding how they differ, that human flourishing requires the exercise of certain types of virtue, and that it is only within a certain type of local political community that those virtues can be developed and sustained. The latter part of this book is directed to the discussion and defence of these theses."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacIntyre, Alasdair C
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.M326 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Paul Carus lecture series
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Virtues
  • Morale
  • Vertus
  • Ethics
  • Virtues
  • Deugden
  • Mensbeeld
  • Tugend
  • Ethik
  • Tiere
  • Mensch
  • Philosophie
Label
Dependent rational animals : why human beings need the virtues, Alasdair MacIntyre
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vulnerability, dependence, animality -- Humans as contrasted with, humans as included in the class of animals -- The intelligence of dolphins -- Can animals without language have beliefs? -- How impoverished is the world of the nonhuman animal? -- Reasons for action -- Vulnerability, flourishing, goods, and 'good' -- How do we become independent practical reasoners? How do the virtues make this possible? -- Social relationships, practical reasoning, common goods, and individual goods -- The virtues of acknowledged dependence -- The political and social structures of the common good -- Proxies, friends, truthfulness -- Moral commitment and rational enquiry
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780812694529
Lccn
99011357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
004071121
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40632451
  • (OCoLC)ocm40632451
Label
Dependent rational animals : why human beings need the virtues, Alasdair MacIntyre
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vulnerability, dependence, animality -- Humans as contrasted with, humans as included in the class of animals -- The intelligence of dolphins -- Can animals without language have beliefs? -- How impoverished is the world of the nonhuman animal? -- Reasons for action -- Vulnerability, flourishing, goods, and 'good' -- How do we become independent practical reasoners? How do the virtues make this possible? -- Social relationships, practical reasoning, common goods, and individual goods -- The virtues of acknowledged dependence -- The political and social structures of the common good -- Proxies, friends, truthfulness -- Moral commitment and rational enquiry
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780812694529
Lccn
99011357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
004071121
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40632451
  • (OCoLC)ocm40632451

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