9780812693973

Dependent Rational Animals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780812693973

  • ISBN10:

    0812693973

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-05-13
  • Publisher: Open Court
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Summary

The overall argument of this book presupposes the truth of certain contentious philosophical theses: that human identity is primarily an animal identity, that understanding the resemblance between human beings and some other types of intelligent animals is a necessary prerequisite for also understanding how they differ, that human flourishing requires the exercise of certain types of virtue, and that it is only within a certain type of local political community that those virtues can be developed and sustained. The latter part of this book is directed to the discussion and defence of these theses.

Author Biography

Alasdair MacIntyre is currently Arts and Sciences Professor of Philosophy at Duke University.

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