Alasdair MacIntyre

1929 - Today

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Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (; born 12 January 1929) is a Scottish-American philosopher who has contributed to moral and political philosophy as well as history of philosophy and theology. MacIntyre's After Virtue (1981) is one of the most important works of Anglophone moral and political philosophy in the 20th century. He is senior research fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics (CASEP) at London Metropolitan University, emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and permanent senior distinguished research fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alasdair MacIntyre has received more than 985,647 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Alasdair MacIntyre is the 508th most popular philosopher (down from 472nd in 2019), the 1,008th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 994th in 2019) and the 27th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Alasdair MacIntyre ranks 508 out of 1,267Before him are Yi I, Zhang Daoling, Karl Löwith, Guillaume Budé, Antony Flew, and Philo of Larissa. After him are Nezahualcoyotl, Shantideva, Yuri Lotman, Rodolphus Agricola, Thomas Nagel, and Linji Yixuan.

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Among people born in 1929, Alasdair MacIntyre ranks 104Before him are Chespirito, David Kelly, Paul Lauterbur, Věra Chytilová, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, and José Santamaría. After him are Bob Denard, Georgi Markov, Vera Miles, André Previn, Antonio Carbajal, and Menahem Golan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alasdair MacIntyre ranks 1,008 out of 8,785Before him are Henry Briggs (1561), Ian Curtis (1956), Jill Ireland (1936), Bill Shankly (1913), Michael Nyman (1944), and Colin Chapman (1928). After him are Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (1505), James Mason (1909), William Whewell (1794), Phil Neville (1977), Henry (1100), and Allan Pinkerton (1819).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Alasdair MacIntyre ranks 27Before him are John of Salisbury (1110), J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), Adam Ferguson (1723), H. L. A. Hart (1907), and Antony Flew (1923). After him are A. J. Ayer (1910), Paul Grice (1913), Roger Scruton (1944), Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), John Austin (1790), and Alan Watts (1915).