The Resource Whose justice? Which rationality?, Alasdair MacIntyre

Whose justice? Which rationality?, Alasdair MacIntyre

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Whose justice? Which rationality?
Title
Whose justice? Which rationality?
Statement of responsibility
Alasdair MacIntyre
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is there any cause or war worth risking one's life for? How can we determine which actions are vices and which virtues? MacIntyre, professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University, unravels these and other such questions by linking the concept of justice to what he calls practical rationality. He rejects the grab-what-you-can, utilitarian yardstick adopted by moral relativists. Instead, he argues that four wholly different, incompatible ideas of justice put forth by Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas and Hume have helped shape our modern individualistic world. In his unorthodox view, each person seeks the good through an ongoing dialogue with one of these traditions or within Jewish, non-Western or other historical traditions. This weighty sequel to After Virtue (1981) is certain to stir debate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacIntyre, Alasdair C
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.J87
LC item number
M33 1988
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Justice (Philosophy)
  • Reason
  • Ethics
  • Justice (Philosophie)
  • Raison
  • Morale
  • Ethics
  • Justice (Philosophy)
  • Reason
  • Ethiek
  • Rechtvaardigheid
  • Rationaliteit
  • Justice
  • Raison
  • Morale
  • Justice (philosophie)
  • Droit
Label
Whose justice? Which rationality?, Alasdair MacIntyre
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rival justices, competing rationalities -- Justice and action in the Homeric imagination -- The division of the post-Homeric inheritance -- Athens put to the question -- Plato and rational enquiry -- Aristotle as Plato's heir -- Aristotle on justice -- Aristotle on practical rationality -- The Augustinian alternative -- Overcoming a conflict of traditions -- Aquinas on practical rationality and justice -- The Augustinian and Aristotelian background to Scottish Enlightenment -- Philosophy in the Scottish social order -- Hutcheson on justice and practical rationality -- Hume's anglicizing subversion -- Hume on practical rationality and justice -- Liberalism transformed into a tradition -- The rationality of traditions -- Tradition and translation -- Contested justices, contested rationalities
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 410 p.
Isbn
9780268019426
Lccn
87040354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)16900304
Label
Whose justice? Which rationality?, Alasdair MacIntyre
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rival justices, competing rationalities -- Justice and action in the Homeric imagination -- The division of the post-Homeric inheritance -- Athens put to the question -- Plato and rational enquiry -- Aristotle as Plato's heir -- Aristotle on justice -- Aristotle on practical rationality -- The Augustinian alternative -- Overcoming a conflict of traditions -- Aquinas on practical rationality and justice -- The Augustinian and Aristotelian background to Scottish Enlightenment -- Philosophy in the Scottish social order -- Hutcheson on justice and practical rationality -- Hume's anglicizing subversion -- Hume on practical rationality and justice -- Liberalism transformed into a tradition -- The rationality of traditions -- Tradition and translation -- Contested justices, contested rationalities
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 410 p.
Isbn
9780268019426
Lccn
87040354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)16900304

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