Alasdair MacIntyre’s Lost Sociology
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The Alasdair MacIntyre is perhaps the most admired moral philosopher in the English-speaking world today. MacIntyre's embrace of what Knight calls revolutionary Aristotelianism' in After Virtue a position which the former later embraced allowed him to escape from the paradox of seeking an alternative to Marxism in a body of sociological thought and procedure which he came to identify with capitalist bureaucracies, and this way actually moved in some respects back towards a notion of totality closer to his original Marxist position. MacIntyre's engagement with sociology has been as lost' as was, until recently, his engagement with Marxism, although the former is in fact inseparable from the latter. MacIntyre attempted to establish the inner connections and similarities between the Christianity and the Marxism. MacIntyre's version of the Pascalian wager' depended on the possibility of the working class performing a revolutionary role, but he now no longer believed that this was possible.