MacIntyre and Taylor: Traditions, Rationality and Modernity

In Jeff Malpas & Hans-Helmuth Gander (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics. New York: Routledge. pp. 204-215 (2014)
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This chapter discusses five closely intertwined aspects of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor that are relevant to the traditions of hermeneutics: (i) their fundamental philosophical anthropology, (ii) their views on explanation and understanding in the human sciences, (iii) their analysis of modernity and the nature of contemporary late modern Western cultures, (iv) ethics, and (v) the question of rationally comparing and assessing rival traditions or cultures.

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