The Ethical Realism of Alasdair MacIntyre: Identity and Community in ‘After Virtue’

Authors

  • Sergio Belardinelli Università di Bologna
  • Luigi Cimmino Università di Perugia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19272/201900702004

Keywords:

Practice, Ethical Realism, Identity, Community, Education

Abstract

The essay illustrates how MacIntyre’s After Virtue offers a constructive critique of modern individualism through the concept of “practice”, which is at the basis of MacIntyre’s ethical realism and constitutive of the narrative identity of self, based on the Aristotelian anthropology of human perfection. The essay takes into consideration the concept of community, highlighting the differences between MacIntyre and Communitarianism. The last section focuses on education, its crisis in advanced modernity, and how MacIntyre’s perspective offers an avenue for overcoming that crisis by means of the realism inherent in virtuous education.

Published

30-09-2019

How to Cite

Belardinelli, Sergio, and Luigi Cimmino. “The Ethical Realism of Alasdair MacIntyre: Identity and Community in ‘After Virtue’”. Acta Philosophica 28, no. 2 (September 30, 2019): 241–256. Accessed June 24, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3682.

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Section

Monographic section