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Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology$
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Peter Dula

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395037

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.001.0001

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Companionship and Community

Companionship and Community

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(p.33) 1 Companionship and Community
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Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology
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Peter Dula

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0002

This chapter compares Stanley Cavell's moral philosophy to Alasdair MacIntyre's influential variety of communitarianism. It argues that Cavell shares with MacIntyre a vigorous critique of mid‐century orthodoxies, such as emotivism, utilitarianism, and quandary ethics. Yet Cavell has little use for communitarian keywords such as narrative, tradition, and community. MacIntyre's misreading of Henry James's Portrait of a Lady provides an instructive example of how one sort of overemphasis on community serves to obscure individual differences which should be allowed to complicate community‐centered approaches.

Keywords:   Stanley Cavell, Alasdair MacIntyre, emotivism, community, Henry James

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