Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through: From MacIntyre to Freud and Marx Again

Posted January 1, 2018 9:21 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through: From MacIntyre to Freud and Marx Again

In looking back, as Catholic World Report asked me to do, over some of the significant books I read in 2017, at the top of the list has to stand Alasdair MacIntyre’s Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity: An Essay on Desire, Practical Reasoning, and Narrative. I’ve discussed parts of it on here previously, but here are some longer thoughts.It is this book of MacIntyre’s more than anything else that has forced me to start thinking about Marx seriously for the first time, and to return to Freud and engage him anew as well. When someone as vastly learned as

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