Human Flourishing: The Grounds of Moral Judgment

Fives, Allyn
June 2008
Journal of Value Inquiry;Jun2008, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p167
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Aristotelian-Thomist Alasdair MacIntyre and the unresolved tension in his work, and on the non-relativistic account of human flourishing as the basis of moral judgment. It states that in MacIntyre's work titled "Dependent Rational Animals," he reconnected teleology with human nature. It discusses that MacIntyre claims that human beings act for reasons, exercise virtues and flourish, which involves goodness of the will.


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