MacIntyre, Alasdair

The Scottish philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre (1929– ) is known primarily for his work in ethics, although he has written on a broad spectrum of issues in philosophy. His most influential work, After Virtue, revived virtue ethics and placed it in the mainstream of contemporary philosophical discussion.

MacIntyre was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and received master’s degrees from the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford. He has held a number of university appointments in the United Kingdom and the United States, including at Oxford, Vanderbilt, Duke, and Notre Dame. Currently, he is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics at London Metropolitan University and also at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of ...

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