Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and the Demise of by Jason Blakely

By Jason Blakely

this day the moral and normative issues of daily voters are all too usually sidelined from the examine of political and social concerns, pushed out through an attempt to create a extra “scientific” examine. This ebook deals a manner for social scientists and political theorists to reintegrate the empirical and the normative, offering a fashion out of the scientism that clouds our age. In Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and the death of Naturalism, Jason Blakely argues that the assets for overcoming this divide are present in the respective highbrow advancements of Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre. Blakely examines their frequently parallel highbrow trips, which led them to seriously interact the British New Left, analytic philosophy, phenomenology, continental hermeneutics, and glossy social technological know-how. even if MacIntyre and Taylor aren't sui generis, Blakely claims they every one current a brand new, revived humanism, person who insists at the inventive corporation of the human individual opposed to reductive, instrumental, technocratic, and scientistic methods of pondering. The restoration of yes key topics in those philosophers’ works generates a brand new political philosophy with which to stand yes remarkable difficulties of our age. Taylor’s and MacIntyre’s philosophies supply social scientists operating in all disciplines (from economics and sociology to political technology and psychology) an alternate theoretical framework for undertaking research.

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