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After Virtue (Bloomsbury Revelations) Kindle Edition
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Why is this such a problem? Well, for two reasons. Firstly, at £15 the book isn't cheap. It is less expensive than the other editions that can be found on Amazon, but given that it's just a badly photocopied version of the original you sort of have to wonder what could justify that price-tag. Secondly (and more importantly), this isn't a Dan Brown novel, this is a book about virtue ethics. Precision in language is absolutely crucial to understanding what MacIntyre's trying to convey. It's not easy at the best of times, and the fact that there are so many typos makes you question whether what you're reading is what MacIntyre is actually trying to communicate.
This book is so important, what a shame the publisher ruined it to save a bit of cash. I never ever review books on Amazon, but in this case I really felt that I had to let people know what they were buying.
Also, a broad knowledge of formal philosophy is desirable ( from Aristotle, through Aquinas, Hume, Kant et al to the Existentialists).
A book that makes you think; sometimes stretching you mind, sometimes diverting your thoughts to the more mundane ( e.g: why use 10 words, when 1 will do? Why use esoteric expressions when there is an equivalent mundane expression?)
Worth battling through , if you have the time & determination ( sort of mental ultra-distance fell running).
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