After Virtue was first published in 1981, but MacIntyre wrote a new preface in 2007 reasserting his full confidence in the arguments. After Virtue promises to take on emotivism and moral relativism generally and to help us navigate not toward moral absolutism but toward moral judgment through a renewal of Aristotelian virtue ethics. This video introduces key themes, including his disagreement with communitarianism, and a bit of the life of MacIntyre–who’s still going at 90– in preparation for a reading of the third edition of After Virtue. … More Introduction to Alasdair MacIntyre and After Virtue
In this video, I discuss Berlin’s reaction to some key ideas of Giambattista Vico, who anticipated much of the criticism of later counter-Enlightenment and Romantic thinkers and was deeply influential on Berlin’s own thought … More Isaiah Berlin on Vico
In this video, I introduce key ideas from the “Against the Current” movements and discuss Berlin’s strategy for coming to term with and positively engaging those ideas. … More Can We Learn from the Counter-Enlightenment? Isaiah Berlin Did.