Waiting for Saint Vladimir

First Things, Vol. 37, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2011

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Robert T. Miller

University of Iowa College of Law; New York University - School of Law, Classical Liberal Institute

Date Written: February 2011


Alasdair MacIntyre believes that the Aristotelian, virtue-theoretic morality he supports is incompatible with the economic arrangements of capitalism. In this brief article, I show that MacIntyre's main arguments for this thesis are based on discredited theories from Marx, not Aristotle, and that the arguments MacIntyre gives are really based on Aristotelian, virtue-theoretic notions all fail.

Keywords: MacIntyre, virtue theory, capitalism

Suggested Citation

Miller, Robert T., Waiting for Saint Vladimir (February 2011). First Things, Vol. 37, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1859506

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