An examination of conscience

Mark J. Kissler

Virtual Mentor. 2013 Mar 1;15(3):185-7. doi:  10.1001/virtualmentor.2013.15.3.fred1-1303. PubMed PMID: 23472804.

“There seems to be no rational way of securing moral agreement in our culture,” mourns Alasdair MacIntyre in the second edition of After Virtue [1]. In place of a common dialogue, we find a fragmented morality made up of individual commitments—commitments whose incommensurability lends, he argues, to the “shrill tone of so much moral debate.” MacIntyre continues, “The rival premises are such that we possess no rational way of weighing the claims of one as against the other.” [Full Text]

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