Required Readings

Richard Rorty, "The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy," in Reading Rorty, ed. Alan R. Malachowski (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1990).

Bernard Williams, "Persons, Character and Morality," in 20th Century Ethical Theory, eds. Steven M. Cahn and Joram G. Haber (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1995), pp. 634-646.

Suggested Readings

Michael Stocker, "The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories," in 20th Century Ethical Theory, eds. Steven M. Cahn and Joram G. Haber (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1995), pp. 531-540.

Study Questions

1. What are the characteristic claims of anti-theorists?

2. How does Williams's view converge with and diverge from MacIntyre's?

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