Learning from MacIntyre

By Ron Beadle and Geoff Moore (editors)

An overview of Alasdair MacIntyre’s contributions to a wide range of subjects over his distinguished career.

ISBN: 9780227177969


Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the major philosophers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Best known for After Virtue, first published in 1981, his output spans seven decades and has been unusually wide-ranging in its impact. As MacIntyre enters his tenth decade, this book pays tribute not just to his work, but to its influence across disciplines outside philosophy.

Beginning with an intellectual biography, the chapters that follow, written by leading scholars in their fields, explore MacIntyre’s contributions to theology, Thomism, moral philosophy, classical philosophy, political philosophy, Marxism, the Frankfurt School, communication, business ethics, sociology, education, law, and therapeutic method. Essential reading for scholars from across these disciplines, and for anyone who wishes to understand MacIntyre’s contributions, Learning from MacIntyre not only helps readers to appreciate what we may learn from this influential thinker, but also illustrates his work’s continuing significance going forward.

Additional information

Dimensions 229 × 153 mm
Pages 368

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About the Author

Ron Beadle is Professor of Organisation and Business Ethics at Northumbria University, UK. His research has appeared in Business Ethics Quarterly and American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, amongst others.

Geoff Moore is Professor of Business Ethics at Durham University Business School, UK. He is the author of Virtue at Work: Ethics for Individuals, Managers, and Organizations (2017).


List of Contributors

Ron Beadle and Geoff Moore

1. Alasdair MacIntyre: An Intellectual Biography
Christopher Stephen Lutz
2. MacIntyre and Theology
Stanley Hauerwas
3. MacIntyre and Thomism
Thomas Osborne
4. MacIntyre and Moral Philosophy
Apostolos Malakos
5. MacIntyre and Classical Philosophy
Tom Angier
6. MacIntyre and Political Philosophy
Caleb Bernacchio and Kelvin Knight
7. MacIntyre and Marxism
Paul Blackledge and Buket Korkut Raptis
8. MacIntyre and Frankfurt School Critical Theory
Jeffery L. Nicholas
9. MacIntyre and Communication
Janie Harden Fritz
10. MacIntyre and Business Ethics
Gregory R. Beabout
11. MacIntyre and Sociology
Peter McMylor
12. MacIntyre and Education
Joseph Dunne
13. MacIntyre and Law
James J. Kelly Jr.
14. MacIntyre and Therapeutic Method
Jonathan Lear



Endorsements and Reviews

Contributions written by an international team of renowned specialists in moral, social, and political philosophy testify both to the wide scope of Alasdair MacIntyre’s philosophy, and the increasing influence of his ideas across the world. It will provide its readers with indispensable intellectual apparatus to understand, and to cope with, present-day societal transformations.
Adam Chmielewski, Chair, Department of Social and Political Philosophy, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Much has been written about Alasdair MacIntyre’s philosophy, but Learning from MacIntyre is without rival as a demonstration of the extraordinary range of MacIntyre’s influence, not only within academic philosophy but across a variety of other disciplines.
Peter Wicks, Scholar in Residence, Elm Institute, USA

Learning from MacIntyre is a tour de force illuminating the evolution, complexity, and applicability of Alasdair MacIntyre’s significant body of work to a range of disciplines and traditions. The work serves as a collection of masterclasses by eminent scholars who guide the reader through the breadth, depth, and development of MacIntyre’s thought.
Ann Gallagher, Head of Academic Nursing, University of Exeter, UK