Whose Justice? Which Rationality?

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Whose Justice? Which Rationality?
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Author Alasdair MacIntyre
Language English
Subject Ethics
Genre Philosophy
Published 1988 (University of Notre Dame Press)
ISBN 0-268-01942-8
OCLC 16900304

Whose Justice? Which Rationality? is a 1988 book of moral philosophy by the Scottish philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. In the book, MacIntyre argues that there are a number of different and incompatible accounts of practical reasoning or rationality—specifically those of Aristotle, Augustine, David Hume (and more broadly the "Scottish school") and Thomas Aquinas.[1] The differing accounts of justice that are presented by Aristotle and Hume, MacIntyre argues, are due to the underlying differences in their conceptual schemes.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Baumrin, B.; MacIntyre, A. (1990). "Whose Justice? Which Rationality?". No. 24 (5): 774–782. doi:10.2307/2215815. 
  2. ^ MacIntyre, A. (1991). "Précis of Whose Justice? Which Rationality?". Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 51 (1): 149–152. doi:10.2307/2107828. 
  3. ^ Annas, J. (1989). "Whose Justice? Which Rationality". Philosophy and Public Affairs. 18 (4): 388–404. doi:10.2307/2265479. 
  4. ^ Mathie, W. (1988). "Whose Justice? Which Rationality?". Canadian Journal of Political Science. 21 (4): 873–875. doi:10.2307/3228938.