ISME’s Mission

ISME’s work is inspired by Alasdair MacIntyre’s critique of contemporary ideas and institutions. ISME is dedicated to the theoretical and practical pursuit of the human good and seeks to bring together the different traditions that are informed by this Aristotelian principle. ISME provides a forum for contemporary Aristotelians, Thomists, Marxists, and others to explore grounds for a common project. Scholars in fields ranging from philosophy to social sciences, and others interested theoretically and practically in human flourishing, work within ISME to try to identify and promote that common good. All of ISME’s goals shall be pursued in a spirit of friendship and communal dialogue, whilst also engaging in dialogue with rival traditions.