Learning from MacIntyre

By Ron Beadle and Geoff Moore (Editors)

An overview of Alastair 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.

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Dimensions 234 × 156 mm

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).