qqMacIntyre--one of the foremost ethicists of the past half-century--makes a sustained argument for the cetnrality, in well-lived human lives, of both virtue and local communities of giving and receiving. He criticizes the mainstream of Western ethics, including his own previous position, for not taking seriously the dependent and animal sides of human nature, thereby overemphasizing the powers of reason and the pursuit of reason and the pursuit of autonomy. . . . This important work in ethics is essential for the professional philosopher and is highly readable for students at all levels.dolphins. The intelligent animalswith whomIshall beconcerned aremembers ofvarious species ofdolphin, especially Tursiops truncatus, the bottlenose ... There are several other types of animal to whomIcouldhaveattendedaand to some ofwhom I shallgofor occasional ... Althoughwe do not yetunderstand very much about the sequencesof whistlesand squeals that they utter, it isclear that they excel at vocal ... They form different types of social bond and exhibit affections and passions.
|Title||:||Dependent Rational Animals|
|Publisher||:||Open Court - 2013-08-21|