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The Resource Aristotelian philosophy : ethics and politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre, Kelvin Knight

Aristotelian philosophy : ethics and politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre, Kelvin Knight

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Aristotelian philosophy : ethics and politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre
Title
Aristotelian philosophy
Title remainder
ethics and politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre
Statement of responsibility
Kelvin Knight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aristotle remains the most influential philosopher of practice, and Knight's new book explores the continuing importance of Aristotelian philosophy. It first examines the theoretical bases of what Aristotle said about ethical, political and productive activity. It then traces ideas of social activity through St. Paul, Luther, Hegel, Heidegger and contemporary Aristotelian philosophers, and evaluates the contribution of Alasdair MacIntyre. Knight argues compellingly that, whereas Aristotle's thought legitimated exploitation, MacIntyre's revision of Aristotelianism separates ethical excellence from social elitism and justifies resistance to oppression. With MacIntyre, Aristotelianism becomes revolutionary. MacIntyre's case for the Thomistic Aristotelian tradition developed out of his attempt to elaborate a Marxist ethics informed by analytic philosophy. He analyzes social practices in teleological and ethical terms, opposing them to managerial and capitalist institutions and arguing for the cooperative defence of our moral agency. In presenting these ideas, Knight advances a theoretical argument for the reformation of Aristotelianism and an ethical argument for social change."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Knight, Kelvin.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • Political Science
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • MacIntyre, Alasdair C.
Label
Aristotelian philosophy : ethics and politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre, Kelvin Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-243) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Aristotle's theoretical and practical philosophy.
  • p. 4
  • 2.
  • Christian practice and medieval philosophy.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Aristotle in Germany.
  • p. 64
  • 4.
  • revolutionary Aristotelianism.
  • p. 102
  • MacIntyre's Marxism.
  • p. 104
  • 'Aristotelianism'.
  • p. 124
  • Social ethics.
  • p. 144
  • Politics.
  • p. 167
  • Aristotelianism's reformation.
  • p. 189
Control code
15b2106135x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 247 p.
Isbn
9780745619767
Label
Aristotelian philosophy : ethics and politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre, Kelvin Knight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-243) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Aristotle's theoretical and practical philosophy.
  • p. 4
  • 2.
  • Christian practice and medieval philosophy.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Aristotle in Germany.
  • p. 64
  • 4.
  • revolutionary Aristotelianism.
  • p. 102
  • MacIntyre's Marxism.
  • p. 104
  • 'Aristotelianism'.
  • p. 124
  • Social ethics.
  • p. 144
  • Politics.
  • p. 167
  • Aristotelianism's reformation.
  • p. 189
Control code
15b2106135x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 247 p.
Isbn
9780745619767

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