Alasdair Macintyre's Theory Of Practice Summary

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Alasdair Theory of Practice simply states what and how ‘theory of practice’ works and affects human beings. Originating from the Greeks, one classical theorist is Aristotle and one modern theorist is Karl Marx, and Alasdair McIntyre. Among of the three, Alasdair stand out because of his different perception in theoretical works. There are three traditions of Praxis Theory, theorists – Aristotle and Karl Marx brought MacIntyre a highly influential and intellectual development. Aristotle initially provided the light, though through Augustine and Thomas Aquinas Macintyre found true light. Praxis comes from th Greek word praxies, practices in English language, it is commonly used in Greek mythology and literature. Practically speaking, praxis is used as a name of a goddess.
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talks about the different concepts and perceptions of three most known theorists of all times; Aristotle, Karl Marx, and MacIntyre. Each author defined praxis or practice differently depending on their criticism, insights, and experience. The following points of the paper such as, exploring the three traditions of practice from Aristotle to MacIntyre. Second, it will offer an argument that aims to bring to the present discourse the independence of practice from theory. Lastly, how MacIntyre’s understanding of practice can be considered in itself as a theory, especially in morality.
First are the three traditions of praxis theory. According to Aristotle, he formulated the trichonomous which includes: a contemplative activity which is the knowledge that is specific to such is episteme, a practical activity which is the knowledge necessary for such is phronesis, a productive activity where the agent needs a knowledge called techne. For Marx, praxis over theoria or practice over theories which many were influenced. Lastly, theory of practive of Alasdair MacIntyre, also known as MacIntyre triptych: practice, narrative, and
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