In Gordon Graham (ed.), Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 270-302 (2015)

Authors
Esther MCINTOSH
York St John University
Abstract
John Macmurray (1891-1976) was born in Scotland and began his philosophical education in a Scottish university. As an academic philosopher, following in the footsteps of Caird’s Scottish idealism - a reaction against the debate between Hume’s scepticism and Reid’s ‘commonsense’ – Macmurray holds that a university education in moral philosophy is essential for producing virtuous citizens. Consequently, Macmurray’s philosophy of human nature includes a ‘thick’ description of the person, which is more holistic that Cartesianism and emphasizes the relation of persons. Hence, Macmurray focuses on community, but, as this chapter reveals, he is not a communitarian in the contemporary sense; rather, he shares Caird’s focus on philosophy as the means to living well. Thus, he opposes increasing specialization in university education and highlights the limits of science, which, Davie notes, is representative of the Scottish metaphysic of Macmurray’s era. Macmuray is the last in this line of the Scottish philosophical tradition.
Keywords Scottish philosophy  idealism  moral philosophy  virtuous citizen  university education  personhood  community
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Individuals.P. F. Strawson - 1959 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 14 (2):246-246.
The Rationality of Emotion.Ronald DE SOUSA - 1987 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 22 (4):302-303.
The Rationality of Emotion.Ronald de Sousa, Jing-Song Ma & Vincent Shen - 1987 - Philosophy and Culture 32 (10):35-66.
Individuals.David Pears & P. F. Strawson - 1961 - Philosophical Quarterly 11 (44):262.

View all 31 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Announcements.[author unknown] - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 42 (3):673-674.
John Macmurray: Selected Philosophical Writings.Esther Mcintosh (ed.) - 2004 - Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic.
Macmurray on Relationality.Esther McIntosh, Don MacDonald & Christopher A. Sink - 2016 - Philosophy and Theology 28 (1):207-224.
Cognition and Community: The Scottish Philosophical Context of the 'Divided Self'.Gavin Miller - 2001 - Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology and the Arts 4 (1):104-129.
John Macmurray and Contextual Theology.Christopher Lind - 1992 - Philosophy and Theology 6 (4):383-400.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-10-17

Total views
187 ( #61,704 of 2,499,034 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
17 ( #48,605 of 2,499,034 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes