The Tasks of Philosophy: Volume 1

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The Tasks of Philosophy: Volume 1

By Alasdair MacIntyre

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How should we respond when some of our basic beliefs are put into question? What makes a human body distinctively human? Why is truth an important good? These are among the questions explored in this 2006 collection of essays by Alasdair MacIntyre, one of the most creative and influential philosophers working today. Ten of MacIntyre's most influential essays written over almost thirty years are collected together here for the first time. They range over such topics as the issues raised by different types of relativism, what it is about human beings that cannot be understood by the natural sciences, the relationship between the ends of life and the ends of philosophical writing, and the relationship of moral philosophy to contemporary social practice. They will appeal to a wide range of readers across philosophy and especially in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and theology.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> General

The Tasks of Philosophy: Volume 1
Selected Essays
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/8/06
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511166672
ISBN 13: 9780511166679
Print ISBN: 9780521854375

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