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Alasdair Macintyre

Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (born 12 January 1929) is a Scottish philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral and political philosophy but also known for his work in history of philosophy and theology. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics (CASEP) at London Metropolitan University, and an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. During his lengthy academic career, he also taught at Brandeis University, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and Boston University. MacIntyre's After Virtue (1981) is widely recognised as one of the most important works of Anglophone moral and political philosophy in the 20th century

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Christians have given atheists less and less in which to disbelieve

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The way to bring out the best in the British people is to attack them.

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Imprisoning philosophy within the professionalizations and specializations of an institutionalized c ...

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Facts, like telescopes and wigs for gentlemen, were a seventeenth century invention.

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Morality which is no particular socity's morality is to be found nowhere.

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Modern systematic politics, whether liberal, conservative, radical, or socialist, simply has to be r ...

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History is neither a prison nor a museum, nor is it a set of materials for self-congratulation.

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