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Morals: morals refers to a more or less coded set of rules, action maxims, duties and prohibitions within a society or group. Most of these rules are unconsciously internalized among the members of the society or group. Their justification and the possible assessment of actions are reflected in ethics and meta ethics. See also values, norms, rights, ethics.<
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Alasdair MacIntyre on Morals - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 654
Morals/Knwoledge/Modernism/MacIntyre: Thesis: the language of moral is as neglected in today's world as scientific knowledge would be if it had to be reconstructed from fragments without connection after a revolution. (1)
Vocabulary/MacIntyre: the "impoverished moral vocabulary"(2) has caused a "state of serious disorder"(3) in our culture, since it allows only "false images of moral"(4).
Brocker I 655
The original moral has disappeared.
Modernism/MacIntyre: the crisis of modernism is one of its moral foundations.
Politics/MacIntyre: Moral cannot be separated from politics; if moral practice fails, the political structures of society also lose their binding character.
, >Politics.
Individuals/Moral/MacIntyre: in modernism, moral orientations are no longer based on a consistent understanding of good, but follow the eclectic taste preferences of exaggerated individualism.
>Emotivism/MacIntyre, >Modernism.

1. Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue. A Study in Moral Theory, Notre Dame, Ind. 1981. Dt: Alasdair MacIntyre, Der Verlust der Tugend. Zur moralischen Krise der Gegenwart. Erweiterte Neuausgabe, Frankfurt/M. 2006 (zuerst 1987). p. 15
2. Ibid. p. 85
3. Ibid. p. 341
4. Ibid. p. 15

Jürgen Goldstein, „Alasdair MacIntyre, Der Verlust der Tugend“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
MacIntyre, Alasdair
Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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