Alasdair MacIntyre – After Virtue [Introductory Guide]

January 12, 2016 — Leave a comment

 

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Today (January 12) is the 87th birthday of philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre.

 
MacIntyre’s book, After Virtue, is arguably the most important work of contemporary philosophy for Christians today, and this book has greatly shaped theological discourse since its release in 1981.
 

After Virtue: 3rd Edition
Alasdair MacIntyre

Paperback:  Notre Dame, 2006
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Here are some helpful resources that introduce and guide you through this important book…

  1. Read Stanley Hauerwas’s brief introduction to MacIntyre:
    The Virtues of Alasdair MacIntyre  
    (First Things, October 2007)


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  3. Watch this video overview of the book. 

    (I have some qualms about the way it presents his argument, but it will suffice as a brief introduction.)




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  5. Printable Chapter-By-Chapter Guide to the book

    (via The New Atlantis)

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  7. Read an excerpt of the book