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ERIC Number: EJ1120449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
MacIntyre's Revolutionary Aristotelian Philosophy and His Idea of an Educated Public Revisited
Macallister, James
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v50 n4 p524-537 Nov 2016
In this article I revisit MacIntyre's lecture on the idea of an educated public. I argue that the full significance of MacIntyre's views on the underlying purposes of universities only become clear when his lecture on the educated public is situated in the context of his wider 'revolutionary Aristotelian' philosophical project. I claim that for MacIntyre educational institutions should both support students to learn how to think for themselves and act for the common good. After considering criticisms from Putnam, Wain and Harris I conclude that MacIntyre's later work points towards an idea of educated "community" that is more outward looking and open to difference than his earlier articulated idea of an educated "public".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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