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Publisher's Summary

A Short History of Ethics is a significant contribution written by one of the most important living philosophers. For the second edition, Alasdair MacIntyre has included a new preface in which he examines his book "30 years on" and considers its impact. It remains an important work, ideal for all students interested in ethics and morality.
The book is published by University of Notre Dame Press.
©1996, 1998 Alasdair MacIntyre (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"The author has become perhaps the most important moral philosopher in the English-speaking world." ( First Things)
"MacIntyre's highly respected Short History has been translated into six languages. MacIntyre is always provocative, and this book will continue to excite engagement with fundamental moral issues." ( Choice)
"This brilliant and provocative book is not so much a history of ethics as it is an essay about the history of ethics...it is interesting and philosophically important in a way that most short histories...are not." ( Philosophical Review)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Olivia Walling on 10-04-17

Great philosopher made ridiculous by accents

MacIntyre is a terrific philosopher of virtue ethics, and this work gives an historical account of how his approach is embedded in our history. That’s fantastic and gives a new window on him for me. Dalgliesh is a good reader, but publishers!, please stop giving us stupid accents as if this were an adaptation of the book as a dramatic performance. The history of philosophy (and indeed, any book) is not improved by hamming it up.

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1 out of 5 stars
By N. Jennings on 02-18-18

Difficult to follow

A Pdf version of this book is necessary and should be offered as the subject and story is difficult to follow. Having said that, the narrator has a thick dialect and by the time I think I understood the words he said I'm lost as to what the author has expressed. Not impressed!

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