Communities in Transition:
Culture, Critical Enquiry and Tradition

University of Wrocław, Poland, May 16-18, 2016

The 10th Annual Conference of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry

Conference Secretary: Adam Chmielewski

The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Wroclaw, Poland, in cooperation with the Faculty of Pedagogical Sciences of the University of Lower Silesia will organise in 2016 the 10th Annual Conference of the International Society for the MacIntyrean Enquiry. The conference will gather intellectuals interested in the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre, the leading thinker and critic of contemporaneity, whose works deeply affected the discourse, and the course, of contemporary moral, social and political philosophy. Participants of the conference are expected to address issues stemming from MacIntyre’s seminal work, those aimed to expand his mode of thought onto new areas, as well as those challenging his controversial assumptions and assertions. As the conference is to take place in a country that has undergone a wholesale transformation – political, cultural, social, economic and demographic – the leitmotiv of the deliberations will be the problem of communities in transition, a theme dealt with by MacIntyre in a number of his books. The Scientific Committee expects the participants to devote their attention to the following problems strictly related to the main title of the conference: 

Tradition, Language and Culture; Community Bonds and Social Change; Identity, virtues and modern economy; Labour, communities and transition; After Liberalism, After Communitarianism; Critical Inquiry and Tradition; Relativism and Truth; Politics and Virtues; Virtue Ethics: Its Past and Prospects; The Future of the Academy; MacIntyre and the Social Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church; MacIntyrean Ethics in Business; Is MacIntyrean Aesthetics Possible?

Co-sponsored with the Instytut Filozofii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego.