9780791444436

Moral Progress : A Process Critique of MacIntyre

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791444436

  • ISBN10:

    0791444430

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

Focusing on the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre and Alfred North Whitehead, Bellantoni (philosophy, Quincy U.) examines the challenge emotivism presents to contemporary ethicists. Arguing that Whitehead's view provides a foundation for serious moral evaluation while allowing for a productive dialogue amongst varying tradition, she refutes MacIntyre's belief that a return to traditional values will restore our moral center.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(8)
The Emotivist Challenge
9(14)
MacIntyre's Alternative: The Virtue Tradition
11(3)
The Enlightenment Legacy
14(2)
The Thomist Synthesis
16(3)
The Rationality of Traditions
19(4)
MacIntyre on Moral Traditions
23(12)
Virtue Traditions: Ancient and Modern
28(3)
Perspectivism and Practical Enquiry
31(4)
Traditions of Enquiry: A Whiteheadian Alternative
35(14)
Speculative and Practical Reason
37(6)
Practical Reasoning and Aesthetic Order
43(6)
Perspectivism and Practical Truths
49(16)
Tradition and Genealogy
52(4)
Traditions: Past, Present, and Future
56(3)
Tradition and Adventure
59(6)
Whitehead's Aesthetic Teleology
65(14)
Matters Metaphysical
70(9)
Perspectivism and the Limits of Practical Enquiry
79(14)
Perspectivism and Practical Truth
82(4)
Perspectivism and Practical Progress
86(3)
Practical Rationalities and the Aesthetic Teleology
89(4)
Practical Enquiries
93(22)
The Virtues of Traditions
96(4)
Moral Truths and Moral Progress
100(5)
Conclusion: Practical Rationalities
105(3)
Practical Traditions and Practical Truths
108(2)
Practical Rationalities and the Emotivist Challenge
110(1)
Practical Enquiries and Practical Progress
111(4)
Notes 115(6)
Bibliography 121(4)
Index 125

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