1st Edition

Alasdair MacIntyre
Critic of Modernity

ISBN 9780203991039
Published August 18, 2005 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

This book is the first full length account of the significance of MacIntyre's work for the social sciences. MacIntyre's moral philosophy is shown to provide the resources for a powerful crititque of liberalism. His dicussion of the managerist and emotivist roots of modern culture is seen as the inspiration for a critical social science of Modernity

Table of Contents

Part I MacIntyre—Christianity and/or Marxism? 1 Christianity and Marxism: acceptance and Rejection 2 An excursus on the possibility of an Aristotelian Marxism Part II Markets, managers and the virtues 3 MacIntyre’s evaluative history and Polanyi’s historical sociology 4 The morality of markets and the ‘crisis of authority’: notes for a sociology in a world after virtue 5 Managerialism and the culture of bureaucratic individualism 6 Conclusion: narrative and communities

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