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Title:
Dependent rational animals : why human beings need the virtues
Author:
MacIntyre, Alasdair C.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 172 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Vulnerability, dependence, animality -- Humans as contrasted with, humans as included in the class of animals -- The intelligence of dolphins -- Can animals without language have beliefs? -- How impoverished is the world of the nonhuman animal? -- Reasons for action -- Vulnerability, flourishing, goods, and 'good' -- How do we become independent practical reasoners? How do the virtues make this possible? -- Social relationships, practical reasoning, common goods, and individual goods -- The virtues of acknowledged dependence -- The political and social structures of the common good -- Proxies, friends, truthfulness -- Moral commitment and rational enquiry.
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ISBN:
9780812693973
Format :
Book

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