Alasdair Macintyre and Trotskyism

Neil Davidson

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    Abstract

    This essay features as part of a collection of essays that explore the implications of Alasdair MacIntyre’s critique of liberalism, capitalism, and the modern state, his early Marxism, and the complex influences of Marxist ideas on his thought. A central idea is that MacIntyre’s political and social theory is a form of revolutionary—not reactionary—Aristotelianism. The contributors aim, in varying degrees, both to engage with the theoretical issues of MacIntyre’s critique and to extend and deepen his insights.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVirtue and politics
    Subtitle of host publicationAlasdair Macintyre's revolutionary aristotelianism
    EditorsPaul Blackledge, Kelvin Knight
    Place of PublicationIndiana
    Pages152-176
    Number of pages25
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • liberalism
    • early Marxism
    • modern state
    • capitalism
    • aristotelianism
    • trotskyism

    Cite this

    Davidson, N. (2011). Alasdair Macintyre and Trotskyism. In P. Blackledge, & K. Knight (Eds.), Virtue and politics: Alasdair Macintyre's revolutionary aristotelianism (pp. 152-176).