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MacIntyre a Gadamer
MacIntyre and Gadamer

Author(s): Piotr Machura
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego
Keywords: MacIntyre; Gadamer

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to present moral philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre in its relation to Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics. For that purpose, his specific understanding of the tradition, a mode of its relation with an individual, and the distinction between practical and theoretical knowledge are discussed in the paper. Considered primarily as Thomist and Marxist thinker, MacIntyre’s conceptions emerge as strongly influenced by continental hermeneutics. From the hermeneutical point of view, some key elements of MacIntyre’s thought can be understood in a new way, enabling in this way to overcome the most commonly expressed reservations formulated against his views.

  • Issue Year: II/2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 79-95
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish