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By John J. Davenport,Anthony Rudd,Alasdair MacIntyre,Philip L. Quinn

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In his terribly influential e-book on ethics, After Virtue, Alasdair MacIntyre maintained that Kierkegaard's proposal of "choosing" to interpret one's offerings in moral phrases implies an arbitrary and irrational bounce. MacIntyre's critique of Kierkegaard has develop into the point of interest for numerous new interpretations of Kierkegaard that search to respond to MacIntyre. Kierkegaard After MacIntyre brings jointly either new and already released articles during this vein, with a brand new answer by way of Professor MacIntyre.

Kierkegaard After MacIntyre displays the emergence of a brand new consensus in Kierkegaard scholarship. This consensus is strongly anti-irrationalist and modern neo-Aristotelian advantage ethics, clarifying their universal floor in addition to their differences.

In responding to MacIntyre's 'irrationalist' objection, the authors make clear the feel within which Kierkegaard's personal notion of freedom is teleological and recommend that his realizing of the advance of moral character comprises a quest for narrative solidarity, a dedication to practices concerning social values, and a self-understanding conditioned by way of ancient reality—all of that are additionally imperative issues in MacIntyre's paintings on advantage ethics. regardless of MacIntyre's analysis of Kierkegaard's existential method of ethics as unsuccessful, a few of Kierkegaard's insights could help MacIntyre's personal theses.

"Kierkegaard After MacIntyre is a phenomenal ebook which brings Kierkegaard into direct dialog with some of the most vital modern philosophers. The dialog comprises either full of life disagreements and illuminating analyses, all inquisitive about problems with primary significance for human life." —C. Stephen Evans, Calvin College

". . . this splendidly edifying number of essays." —Timothy P. Jackson, Emory University

"In addressing MacIntyre's cost that for Kierkegaard the adoption of the moral can in simple terms be a 'cirterionless choice,' this stimulating set of essays through famous Kierkegaard students presents a welcome boost to the literature on Kierkegaardian ethics. Kierkegaard After MacIntyre offers a priceless exploration of the function of reasoning, will, and keenness in ethical existence, in addition to of the relation among aesthetic and moral dimensions of life." —M. Jamie Ferreira, college of Virginia

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