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Alasdair MacIntyre

Alasdair MacIntyre on Narrative, History, and the Unity of a Life

Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me! If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart Absent thee from felicity awhile, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story. Hamlet, dying, to Horatio Hamlet Act V, scene ii _______________________________ In “Over Our Dead Bodies,” a recent essay published in Dissent Magazine, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen explores the genre of the intellectual obituary. Her insightful reflection on how intellectual life is narrated echoes some of the main concerns that Alasdair MacIntyre articulates in the fifteenth chapter of After Virtue. Writing in 1981, moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre– Read more