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After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory

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When "After Virtue" was first published 25 years ago, it was immediately obvious that Alasdair MacIntyre had produced an important and highly ... Show synopsis

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Albert F

Unduly prolix

by Albert F on Mar 27, 2014

The kindest thing I can say about this book is that the writing is unduly prolix. I joined a bimonthly discussion group which had chosen this for its topic. In preparation for the third week of discussion I skipped ahead to the end of the third chapter to see what the conclusion was. I took me so long to even parse one or two of the sentences that I gave up and resigned from the group. I do not consider it my task to disentangle what the author said into what he actually meant. That is his job, not mine. I do not recommend its purchase.

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