To What End?
Narrative, Institutions, and Practices

ISME will not hold an annual conference in 2019. Instead we encourage our members to attend this conference at the University of Notre Dame in honor of Alasdair MacIntyre’s 90th year.

The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, together with the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics (CASEP) at the London Metropolitan University, invite you to submit proposals for papers to be presented at a conference entitled To What End? Narrative, Institutions, and Practices, to be held Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27, 2019, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

The conference will broadly explore the resources of neo-Aristotelian thought, especially as they might be brought to bear on reframing moral discourse in a world increasingly shaped by the market, the state, bureaucracy, and technology. Alasdair MacIntyre has both shone a spotlight on the futility of rational dialogue in an emotivist culture and renewed efforts to rediscover the insights of Aristotle, Aquinas, and Marx. As this leading thinker and critic of modernity turns 90 this year, we come together from a variety of disciplines and countries to engage in this important collaborative work.

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