For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: MacIntyre Citations

  • MacIntyre, Alasdair
    • After Virtue (1981)
      (p.71) Among the central fictions of the age we have to place the peculiarly managerial function embodied in the claim to possess systematic effectiveness in controlling certain aspects of social reality. And this thesis may at first sight seem surprising for two quite different kinds of reason: we are not accustomed to doubt the effectiveness of managers in achieving what they set out to achieve and we are equally unaccustomed to think of effectiveness as a distinctively moral concept, to be classed with such concepts as those of rights and utility. Managers themselves and most writers about management conceive of themselves...
    • After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition (2007)
  • MacIntyre, Alisdair
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