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.
List of Contributors
Ron Beadle and Geoff Moore
1. Alasdair MacIntyre: An Intellectual Biography
Christopher Stephen Lutz
2. MacIntyre and Theology
3. MacIntyre and Thomism
4. MacIntyre and Moral Philosophy
5. MacIntyre and Classical Philosophy
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
12. MacIntyre and Education
13. MacIntyre and Law
James J. Kelly Jr.
14. MacIntyre and Therapeutic Method
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