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    Misunderstanding MacIntyre on human rights

    Bowring, Bill (2008) Misunderstanding MacIntyre on human rights. Analyse and Kritik 30 (1), pp. 205-214. ISSN 0171-5860.

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    This short article starts with Alasdair MacIntyre’s famous critical remarks on human rights in After Virtue, and proceeds to ask whether in fact MacIntyre can be read against himself, taking a range of his own texts. This provides the basis for a sketch of a substantive account of human rights, more historicised and political than those for which MacIntyre has so little time. The article engages with some leading English Aristotelians—James Griffin and John Tasioulas in particular. MacIntyre has been a Marxist: this article suggests that perhaps he still is and that a consistent Aristotelian is a Marxist, especially where human rights are concerned. Description from publisher website at:


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): law, human rights, MacIntyre, Marxism, Marxist, Aristotle, Aristotelian
    School: School of Law > Law
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2009 17:33
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 15:28


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