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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-American philosopher who has contributed to moral and political philosophy as well as history of philosophy and theology. MacIntyre's After Virtue is one of the most important works of Anglophone moral and political philosophy in the 20th century. He is senior research fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics at London Metropolitan University, 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. During his lengthy academic career, he also taught at Brandeis University, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and Boston University.

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University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

University of Notre Dame

Catholic university located in South Bend, Indiana, United States

Wellesley College

Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts

University of Essex

University in Essex, United Kingdom

Vanderbilt University

Private research university in Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

London Metropolitan University

University in City of London, UK

Brandeis University

Private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts

Dublin City University

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Manchester University

Liberal arts university with a campus located in North Manchester, Indiana, and a second campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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#41 World Rank
Philosophy
#7871 World Rank
Sociology
#7961 World Rank
Political Science
#9003 World Rank
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#10270 World Rank
Religious Studies
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Economics
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Mathematics
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Computer Science
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Psychology
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Law
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Communications
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Literature
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Physics
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