Category Archives: Alasdair MacIntyre

Seven markers of modernism

Sass catalogs seven traits that compose the ideal type of modernist sensibility (enfolding “postmodernism” as an offspring or sibling of modernism): 1. Avant-Gardism: “alienation from tradition” (30). As theorized by MacIntyre, this is of course fundamental to the “Enlightenment project” … Continue reading

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Did MacIntyre name the pope?

Bruce Marshall speculates in an interesting aside: “As a new dark age closes in, Alasdair MacIntyre famously observed, we hope for a new St. Benedict.┬áThe former Cardinal Ratzinger surely did not choose by accident the name under which he would … Continue reading

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