Waiting for Saint Vladimir
First Things, Vol. 37, 2011
12 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2011
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
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