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Henrique Raposo

God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition

 

 

Recensão de John Cottingham no TLS:

 

(...) "but what is often in fact promoted in place of genuine moral virtue is a kind of fastidious self-regard or "self-respect" - what Mac-Intyre aptly calls "a wish to be able to think well of oneself". This sinister simulacrum of true morality, nothing more in the end than pride, seems to me to lie at the root of many modern attempts to base ethics on notions like "self-authorship", or "authenticity", as if the agent's self-conception, his sense of himself as an individual whose life is organized around certain chosen "projects", could be the ultimate touchstone of value. Be that as it may, MacIntyre's reading of Newman provides much food for thought, especially his conclusion that intellectual inquiry can never be an entirely autonomous enterprise, divorced from our development as moral agents. For, as MacIntyre puts it, "how we respond to an argument may be a test of us and not only of the argument" (...)

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