Download PDF by Kelvin Knight: Aristotelian Philosophy: Ethics and Politics from Aristotle

By Kelvin Knight

Aristotle is the main influential thinker of perform, and Knight's new ebook explores the continued value of Aristotelian philosophy. First, it examines the theoretical bases of what Aristotle stated approximately moral, political and effective job. It then strains rules of perform via such figures as St Paul, Luther, Hegel, Heidegger and up to date Aristotelian philosophers, and evaluates Alasdair MacIntyre's contribution. Knight argues that, while Aristotle's personal concept legitimated oppression, MacIntyre's revision of Aristotelianism separates moral excellence from social elitism and justifies resistance.

With MacIntyre, Aristotelianism turns into innovative. MacIntyre's case for the Thomistic Aristotelian culture originates in his try to tricky a Marxist ethics educated through analytic philosophy. He analyses social practices in teleological phrases, opposing them to capitalist associations and arguing for the cooperative defence of our ethical enterprise. In condensing those rules, Knight advances a theoretical argument for the reformation of Aristotelianism and a moral argument for social change.

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