Alasdair Macintyre
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Alasdair Macintyre

Scottish philosopher

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Alasdair MacIntyre is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics (CASEP) at London Metropolitan University. He is also Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and Permanent Senior Distinguished Research Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. MacIntyre received his early philosophical training at the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford.

MacIntyre is widely considered one of the world’s top philosophers in ethics and political philosophy. His book, After Virtue, is a classic exposition of a virtue theory of ethics, and is regarded as one of the most influential books in philosophy written in the modern era. MacIntyre argues that while there is no objective moral standard that holds in any era, a historical analysis of morality can permit fruitful moral discussion, avoiding the specter of nihilism that 19th century thinkers like Nietzsche struggled with. MacIntyre believes that a purpose-based (teleological) view of morality represents at least a framework within which cultures can effectively approach moral issues.

MacIntyre’s other notable books include:Whose Justice? Which Rationality?, Three Rival Versions of Moral Inquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition, and Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Being Need the Virtues.

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Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre is a Scottish philosopher who contributed to moral and political philosophy as well as history of philosophy and theology.

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University of Manchester
University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

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University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame

Catholic university in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

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University of Essex
University of Essex

University in Essex, United Kingdom

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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Duke University
Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

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London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University

University in City of London, UK

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Brandeis University
Brandeis University

Private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts

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Philosophy