A Short History of Ethics (Routledge Classics) by Alasdair MacIntyre

By Alasdair MacIntyre

A brief heritage of Ethics: A heritage of ethical Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the 20th Century is a 1966 booklet at the historical past of ethical philosophy through the Scottish thinker Alasdair MacIntyre. it's the first of a chain of books via MacIntyre at the historical past and improvement of ethics.

The publication covers Greek ethics together with Plato and Aristotle, Christian ethical notion together with the paintings of Martin Luther and writers together with Niccolò Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Edmund Burke, Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Karl Marx, Søren Kierkegaard, Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche. MacIntyre additionally discusses 20th century philosophers together with G. E. Moore, John Dewey and R. M. Hare.

According to a overview within the magazine of Philosophy, one among MacIntyre's fundamental theses within the booklet is that "moral ideas swap as social existence changes" and consequently philosophers who think there's one topic of moral inquiry are incorrect. A evaluation within the British magazine of academic reports describes the e-book as a "stimulating, if hugely impressionistic, account of the historical past of ethics written from the perspective of his personal convictions in regards to the country of ethical concepts".

In a overview for The Philosophical overview, J. B. Schneewind describes the paintings as a "brilliant and provocative book" that's "not quite a bit a heritage of ethics as an essay in regards to the historical past of ethics".

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Feminist criticisms of justice from care per­ spectives, she says, have been directed towards a specific variety: that of liberal, rational, distributive models of justice. In her view, discus­ sion about the compatibility of care and justice can usefully be freed from these parameters. There is a need to have concepts of justice that are not framed exclusively in distributive, sameness or universal terms, but which take into account situations and consequences. Thus Sevenhuijsen fundamentally reframes justice to see it as a process rather than rules: a process involving an ethics of care in a situated way based on values of reconciliation, reciprocity, diversity and responsibility, and with an awareness of power.

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