- Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University
- Ronald Beiner, University of Toronto
Other speakers include:
- Kelvin Knight, editor of The MacIntyre Reader (1998) and author of Aristotelian Philosophy: Ethics and Politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre (2007);
- Paul Blackledge, co-editor of Alasdair MacIntyre's Engagement with Marxism: Essays and Articles, 1953-1974 (forthcoming 2008);
- David Lorenzo, author of Comunitarismo contra individualismo: una revisión de los valores de Occidente desde el pensamiento de A. MacIntyre (2007);
- Andrius Bielskis, author of Towards a Post-Modern Understanding of the Political (2005);
- Christopher Stephen Lutz, author of Tradition in the Ethics of Alasdair MacIntyre (2004);
- Marco D’Avenia, translator of Italian edition of Alasdair MacIntyre, Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue (forthcoming);
- Peter McMylor, author of Alasdair MacIntyre: Critic of Modernity (1994).
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?
Conference Dates: July 30 through August 3, 2008; Location: Saint Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana, USA; Website: http://macintyreanphilosophy.googlepages.com/home.