49 pages 1 hour read

Alasdair MacIntyre

After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1981

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Essay Topics


How does MacIntyre depict emotivism? Do you agree with his assessment of it? Are there any sectors of society that you believe are influenced more by reason than by emotivism?


MacIntyre regards Nietzsche as an important philosopher and the defining thinker of the modern post-Enlightenment age. In what ways do Nietzsche and Aristotle differ? Are the two traditions as radically opposed as MacIntyre believes them to be? Why or why not?


Why does MacIntyre believe that the Enlightenment concept of natural rights is a “fiction”? Do you think that the existence of natural rights can be rationally proven? Why or why not?