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.
|Commitee:||Achtenberg, Deborah, Marshall, Ashley M.|
|School:||University of Nevada, Reno|
|School Location:||United States -- Nevada|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Philosophy, Ethics, Political science|
|Keywords:||MacIntyre, Alasdair, Rawls, John, Raz, Joseph, Liberalism, Rorty, Richard , Virtue ethics|
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