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Aristotelian Philosophy: Ethics and Politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre Paperback – March 19, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0745619774 ISBN-10: 0745619770 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (March 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745619770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745619774
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #845,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Kelvin Knight has done so much more to situate my thought historically, and to relate it to the philosophical and political thought of others, not only than I have ever done, but than I would ever have been able to do."
Alasdair MacIntyre in Analyse & Kritik

"A clear, judicious history of Aristotelianism in Western thought in order to explain the development of Alasdair MacIntyre's thought. The book is exceptionally well organized, and the analyses of the different interpreters of Aristotle - especially MacIntyre - are intelligently concise and probing. Highly recommended [for] upper-division undergraduates, graduate students and researchers/faculty."
Charles E. Butterworth, Choice

"A very fine piece of scholarship ... [It] will be regularly used for teaching at postgraduate level."
Peter McMylor, (author of Alasdair MacIntyre: Critic of Modernity) writing in Philosophy of Management

"Well-structured and tightly packed without being impenetrable, it should prove vital to contemporary work on Aristotelianism and MacIntyre and more generally useful to advanced students of political theory."
Journal of Moral Philosophy

"Just as we can be grateful to MacIntyre for his revitalization of Aristotle in the present day, so too can we be grateful to Knight for a lucid and valuable account of MacIntyre's own thought. His book helps to clarify MacIntyre's philosophical lineage and in particular to re-assert the continued importance of his early Marxism. In so doing, it helps to make the case for "revolutionary Aristotelianism" as not the oxymoron it might initially appear, but rather a powerful contemporary alternative to both conservatism and liberal democracy."
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"Combines philosophical and historical erudition with clear prose and a sympathetic tone, and is highly recommended to students of the Aristotelian philosophical tradition as well as to anyone interested in learning more about the origins and nature of MacIntyre's distinctive Aristotelianism and its relationship to the tradition."
European Legacy

"At times highly technical due to its depth and nuance of complex concepts, Aristotelian Philosophy is a welcome addition to college library and philosophical studies shelves."
Midwest Book Review

"Writing with passion and on the basis of deep knowledge of the evolution of MacIntyre’s thought, Knight argues convincingly that he effects an anti-elitist reformation of Aristotelian philosophy."
Political Studies Review

"Kelvin Knight puts his readers greatly in debt for this masterful and erudite study of the history of Aristotelian philosophy, with particular emphasis on MacIntyre's place in that history. Notwithstanding his disclaimers in the conclusion, Knight has in fact produced a clear account of 'the conceptual subtleties and political implications' of MacIntyre's Aristotelianism elsewhere unmatched."
Bruce Ballard, author of Understanding MacIntyre

"Philosophically and historically informed, but written in an engaging and readable style, the book presents a stimulating and often distinctive account of key phases in the development of Aristotelian thought, culminating in an extended and sympathetic discussion of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. Knight's account of MacIntyre's political philosophy is the best that I know of."
John Horton, University of Keele

"This is an impressive intellectual history, both with respect to its account of the various receptions and transformations of Aristotelian practical philosophy generally and with respect to its account of the development and character of Alasdair MacIntyre's own distinctive Aristotelianism. With respect to the former: Aristotelianism is not a monolithic tradition, and Knight does a masterful job in pulling apart the Aristotelianisms that are elitist from those that are anti-elitist and in pulling apart those Aristotelianisms that are conservative from those that are revolutionary. With respect to the latter: MacIntyre's views are widely caricatured by shallow writers, and we have been much in need of an account of those views that shows just how radical and anti-elitist MacIntyre's Aristotelianism is; Knight's book fulfils this need with great thoroughness and skill."
Mark Murphy, Georgetown University

Book Description

Aristotle legitimated oppression but Alasdair MacIntyre justifies resistance, arguing for ethical excellence and against social elitism. With MacIntyre, Aristotelianism becomes revolutionary. Aristotle remains the most influential philosopher of practice, and this book first explores the theoretical bases of what he said about ethical, political and productive activity. It traces ideas of action through St. Paul, Aquinas, Luther, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger and others, and then examines MacIntyre's contribution. MacIntyre's case for the Thomistic Aristotelian tradition developed out of his attempt to devise a Marxist ethics informed by analytic philosophy. He analyzes social practices in ethical and teleological terms, opposing them to managerial institutions and arguing for the cooperative defence of our moral agency. In presenting these ideas, Knight advances a theoretical argument for the reformation of Aristotelianism and an ethical argument for social change.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Ballard on August 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
Kelvin Knight puts his readers greatly in debt for this masterful and erudite study of the history of Aristotelian philosophy, with particular emphasis on MacIntyre's place in that history. Notwithstanding his disclaimers in the conclusion, Knight has in fact produced a clear account of "the conceptual subtleties and political implications" of MacIntyre's Aristotelianism elsewhere unmatched. And Knight really knows his MacIntyre, drawing on some 100 of his publications in this explication. An especially welcome element of the study is the manner in which Knight shows us the continuity of MacIntyre's early engagement with Marx and his latest work, an important corrective against political conservatives' misemployment of MacIntyre's work. Indeed, Knight finds MacIntyre's political philosophy to remain revolutionary. A great book on the most important ethical philosopher of our time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
Written by Kelvin Knight (senior lecturer in politics, London Metropolitan University), Aristotelian Philosophy: Ethics and Politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre is a scholarly intellectual history of Aristotelian philosophy, and its long-running importance up to the present day. Chapters explore the theoretical bases behind what Aristotle said about ethical, political and productive activity; Aristotle's practical philosophy as well as his theoretical philosophy; and applications of his ideas in settings ranging from medieval Christian times to Germany to revolutionary Aristotelianism in modern history including MacIntyre's Marxism. At times highly technical due to its depth and nuance of complex concepts, Aristotelian Philosophy is a welcome addition to college library and philosophical studies shelves.
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