Dependent Rational Animals : Why Human Beings Need the Virtues.

Published
  • Chicago, IL, UNITED STATES : Open Court 2014
  • Chicago, IL : Open Court 2014
Physical description
1 online resource (127 pages)
ISBN
  • 9780812697056
  • 9780812694529
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Contents
  • Intro -- THE PAUL CARUS LECTURES -- BY THE SAME AUTHOR -- Title Page -- Preface -- 1 - Vulnerability, dependence, animality -- 2 - Humans as contrasted with, humane as included in the clasps of animals -- 3 - The intelligence of dolphins -- 4 - Can animals without language have beliefs? -- 5 - How impoverished is the world of the nonhuman animal? -- 6 - Reasons for action -- 7 - Vulnerability, flourishing, goods, and 'good' -- 8 - How do we become independent practical reasoners? How do the virtues make ... -- 9 - Social relationships, practical reasoning, common goods, and individual goods -- 10 - The virtues of acknowledged dependence -- 11 - The political and social structured of the common good -- 12 - Proxies, friends, truthfulness -- 13 - Moral commitment and rational enquiry -- Index -- Copyright Page.
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  • English

Summary

  • "MacIntyre--one of the foremost ethicists of the past half-century--makes a sustained argument for the cetnrality, in well-lived human lives, of both virtue and local communities of giving and receiving. He criticizes the mainstream of Western ethics, including his own previous position, for not taking seriously the dependent and animal sides of human nature, thereby overemphasizing the powers of reason and the pursuit of reason and the pursuit of autonomy. . . . This important work in ethics is essential for the professional philosopher and is highly readable for students at all levels and for thoughtful citizens." --Choice.
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