Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Alasdair MacIntyre’s Critique of Liberalism: An Exegesis Including Refutations to Three Liberal Counterarguments
by Gorelangton, Galen M. A., M.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 2019, 89; 13882491
Abstract (Summary)

Alasdair MacIntyre provides a diagnosis of why liberalism may be doomed. In my first chapter I give an exegesis of Alasdair MacIntyre’s critique of liberalism. In distilling MacIntyre’s critique from the five volumes of his mature work I take myself to have made a genuine contribution. In the subsequent three chapters I focus on the writings of three prominent liberal theorists: Rorty, Rawls, & Raz. From their respective theories I construct, and then refute, three liberal counterarguments to MacIntyre’s critique. I have attempted to show that MacIntyre’s theory, and his critique, hold strong. I conclude that Alasdair MacIntyre’s critique of liberalism ought to be given serious attention.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rondel, David
Commitee: Achtenberg, Deborah, Marshall, Ashley M.
School: University of Nevada, Reno
Department: Philosophy
School Location: United States -- Nevada
Source: MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Philosophy, Ethics, Political science
Keywords: MacIntyre, Alasdair, Rawls, John, Raz, Joseph, Liberalism, Rorty, Richard , Virtue ethics
Publication Number: 13882491
ISBN: 9781085601740
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