Alasdair MacIntyre’s Third Way (After Virtue 3–Audio)

Alasdair MacIntyre developed a method that promised a third way, avoiding the problems of both moral absolutism and moral relativism. He makes clear in his Prologue to the third edition of After Virtue that he borrows from counter-Enlightenment philosopher Giambattista Vico in developing his methodology of empathetic imagination with the aim of creating a way to gain an understanding of the flaws in the liberal system and the possible cures for those flaws in an older Aristotelian framework. … More Alasdair MacIntyre’s Third Way (After Virtue 3–Audio)

Alasdair MacIntyre’s Third Way (After Virtue 3)

Alasdair MacIntyre developed a method that promised a third way, avoiding the problems of both moral absolutism and moral relativism. He makes clear in his Prologue to the third edition of After Virtue that he borrows from counter-Enlightenment philosopher Giambattista Vico in developing his methodology of empathetic imagination with the aim of creating a way to gain an understanding of the flaws in the liberal system and the possible cures for those flaws in an older Aristotelian framework. … More Alasdair MacIntyre’s Third Way (After Virtue 3)

Gifts Instead of Taxes? Peter Sloterdijk: Honor the Wealthy (Audio)

Near the end of Dreaming Dangerously, Zizek mentions German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk’s idea of encouraging the wealthy to give gifts in exchange for honor instead of forcing them to pay through taxation. This video explains Sloterdijk’s position and how it fits and doesn’t fit with Zizek’s notions about what truly motivates people. … More Gifts Instead of Taxes? Peter Sloterdijk: Honor the Wealthy (Audio)

Gifts Instead of Taxes? Peter Sloterdijk: Honor the Wealthy

Near the end of Dreaming Dangerously, Zizek mentions German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk’s idea of encouraging the wealthy to give gifts in exchange for honor instead of forcing them to pay through taxation. This video explains Sloterdijk’s position and how it fits and doesn’t fit with Zizek’s notions about what truly motivates people. … More Gifts Instead of Taxes? Peter Sloterdijk: Honor the Wealthy

Not About the Market: Oakeshott on Friendship, Fishing and Tools (audio)

Classical conservative Michael Oakeshott identifies the marketplace and its attendant encouragement of trendiness as an area that runs counter to the conservative disposition. The conservative disposition can instead be seen in activities like friendship, fishing, a person’s tool collection and how he uses it. Sawzall meme included. … More Not About the Market: Oakeshott on Friendship, Fishing and Tools (audio)

Not About the Market: Oakeshott on Friendship, Fishing and Tools

Classical conservative Michael Oakeshott identifies the marketplace and its attendant encouragement of trendiness as an area that runs counter to the conservative disposition. The conservative disposition can instead be seen in activities like friendship, fishing, a person’s tool collection and how he uses it. Sawzall meme included. … More Not About the Market: Oakeshott on Friendship, Fishing and Tools

Don’t be Nostalgic: Oakeshott on Conservative Disposition

In this second reading from Michael Oakeshott’s essay “On Being Conservative” we get into what counts as a true conservative disposition and what does not. Two aspects of contemporary conservatism are questioned–the desire for rapid and ongoing change, supposedly for the better, and a sentimental nostalgia for an idealized past. … More Don’t be Nostalgic: Oakeshott on Conservative Disposition