Macintyre, Alasdair (1929–)

Alasdair MacIntyre, whose work revived virtue ethics, placing it in the mainstream of contemporary philosophical discussion, was born in Glasgow and received his M.A. from the University of Manchester. He has held a number of university appointments in both the United Kingdom and the United States, including Oxford, Vanderbilt, and Duke, and is currently Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

MacIntyre's philosophical work encompasses a broad spectrum, but he is primarily known for his work in ethics. He believes that the study of ethics must be interdisciplinary, using the insights of the social sciences, since morality cannot be adequately understood in isolation from particular societies. His most influential work is After Virtue, in which he argues that morality in the modern ...

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