Theory, Practice, and Tradition:
Human Rationality in Pursuit of the Good Life
St. Meinrad School of Theology, July 30-August 3, 2008
The 2nd Annual Conference The International Society for MacIntyrean Philosophy
Conference secretary: Christopher Lutz
A number of papers from this conference were featured in a special issue of the journal Philosophy of Management.
Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University
Ronald Beiner, University of Toronto
Suggested topics include:
What is the good life? Can we still talk about the good life?
Is practical rationality necessarily moral? Is moral reasoning necessarily practical?
What is a practice? Can practices be normative? Must practices be teleological?
What is a tradition? Are traditions rational? Are traditions normative?
How do theories and practices form traditions? How do traditions bear theories and practices?
What are some sources of conflicts within and between traditions?
Must the good life be religious? Can the religious lead a good life?
Is any kind of metaphysical biology necessary or possible today?
Is universal human nature a philosophical discovery or an oppressive ideological imposition?