Rand and MacIntyre on moral agency

Beadle, Ron (2008) Rand and MacIntyre on moral agency. Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, 9 (2). pp. 221-243. ISSN 1526-1018

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Abstract

This paper contrasts the work of Ayn Rand and Alasdair MacIntyre on moral agency. Both argue that moral agency requires the application of a consistent moral code across relationships with others and that such consistency is rarely evident in the modern social order. However, while MacIntyre holds this failure to be a defining feature of the modern social order, Rand holds this to be a failure of individuals and a marker of a wider cultural confusion. While Rand sees selfishness and capitalism as the means to overcome individual and institutional "mixed premises," MacIntyre condemns both.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 10:34
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 04:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1898

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