Required Readings

Alasdair Macintyre, After Virtue, 2nd ed. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1984), ch. 1-6, 9-14.

David Solomon, "MacIntyre and Contemporary Moral Philosophy," in Alasdair MacIntyre, Mark C. Murphy, ed. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2003):114-151.

Suggested Readings

Alasdair MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals (Chicago, IL: Open Court, 1999).

Study Questions

1. What are the three main features of contemporary moral disagreement identified by MacIntyre?

2. Who are the three characters identified by MacIntyre that characterize our culture as emotivist, and how are these characters supposed to prove that our culture is emotivist?

3. Why, according to MacIntyre, was the Enlightenment Project bound to fail?


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