For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Worlds of practice: MacIntyre's challenge to applied ethics"

by Higgins, C (2010)

Key Passage

For MacIntyre, practices are not simply local contexts where general dispositions may come in handy; they are themselves moral sources. They are sites, perhaps the key sites, of our moral education. For MacIntyre, we learn the point and substance of the virtues within particular practices. If we are interested in goodness, MacIntyre avers, then we must turn to the contexts of practices for insight. The alternative, meanwhile, is an emotivist culture and an arid, technical moral philosophy… (p.251)


Macintyre. Applied Ethics, Business Ethics, Practice, Worlds Of Practice, Virtue


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