David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophical Research 22:307-320 (1997)
In such works as A Short History of Ethics, Against the Self-lmages of the Age, and After Virtue, Alasdair MacIntyre has argued that the intelligibility of the moral life hinges upon viewing the moral life as essential to the happy life, or eudaimonia. In my article I examine the reasons he gives for saying this, arguing that this thesis is not sufficiently defended by MacIntyre. I also draw connections between this thesis about the intelligibility of the moral life and other aspects of MacIntyre’s thought, such as his communitarianism. In concluding I note that several of MacIntyre’s more significant claims about morality might well be true even if his thesis about the intelligibility of the moral life is false
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Marx W. Wartofsky (1984). V. Virtue Lost or Understanding Macintyre. Inquiry 27 (1-4):235 – 250.
Gary Watson (1983). Kant on Happiness in the Moral Life. Philosophy Research Archives 9:79-108.
B. Korkut (2012). MacIntyre's Nietzsche or Nietzschean MacIntyre? Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (2):199-214.
Onora O'Neill (1983). I. Kant After Virtue. Inquiry 26 (4):387 – 405.
William K. Frankena (1983). MacIntyre and Modern Morality:After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. Alasdair MacIntyre. Ethics 93 (3):579-.
John Lippitt (2007). Getting the Story Straight: Kierkegaard, Macintyre and Some Problems with Narrative. Inquiry 50 (1):34 – 69.
Alasdair MacIntyre (1982). Intelligibility, Goods, and Rules. Journal of Philosophy 79 (11):663-665.
Alasdair MacIntyre (2008). Interview - Alasdair MacIntyre. The Philosophers' Magazine 40 (40):47-48.
Maureen Ford & Katherine Pepper‐Smith (1998). Dividing the Difference: Intelligibility as an Element of Moral Education Under Oppression. Journal of Moral Education 27 (4):445-463.
Gabriel Richardson Lear (2005). Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics". Princeton University Press.
John Horton & Susan Mendus (1994). Alasdair Macintyre : After Virtue and After. In John Horton & Susan Mendus (eds.), After Macintyre: Critical Perspectives on the Work of Alasdair Macintyre. University of Notre Dame Press.
Fred Feldman (2008). Whole Life Satisfaction Concepts of Happiness. Theoria 74 (3):219-238.
Lara Denis (2006). Kant's Conception of Virtue. In Paul Guyer (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Peter McMylor (2008). Marxism and Christianity: Dependencies and Differences in Alasdair MacIntyre's Critical Social Thought. Theoria 55 (116):45-66.
Alasdair C. MacIntyre (2007). After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. University of Notre Dame Press.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads8 ( #170,196 of 1,101,088 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #116,335 of 1,101,088 )
How can I increase my downloads?