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    What does MacIntyre mean in his statement "the good life for man is the life spent in seeking the good life for man" and how is it related to Camus's image of Sisyphus? Why is it that "One must imagine Sisyphys happy"?

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    In the text your citation is taken from, Macintyre is trying to show how Aristotelian moral theory can be adapted to the demands of a relativistic age. He argues for an emphasis on narrative teleology, on the task of giving to one's life a coherent, unified narrative; succeeding in this task, he thinks, allows a life to achieve dignity and virtue. However, we live our lives forwards, from beginning to end, so we are not in possession from the beginning of all the elements that will have to be ...

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