ETHICS & THE ROLE OF ORGANIZATIONAL, POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IN OVERCOMING THE CONFLICTS OF MODERNITY.
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The role of organizational, political, and spiritual leadership in overcoming the “conflicts of modernity”
Alasdair MacIntyre’s work offers a critique of modernity and its corrupting effects in the spheres of economics, politics, and organizational life. It also offers a novel theoretical conception of virtues, practices, institutions, and goods. MacIntyre also addresses topics relevant to leadership, in its various guises, in his comparison of some socialist revolutionaries to capitalist managers, his critique of Weberian management, his suggestion that we all must learn to both rule and be ruled, and the closing remark in After Virtue about awaiting a new – doubtless very different – St Benedict. As a result, MacIntyre’s work promises to enable us to better understand how various organizations can contribute to society by extending beyond narrowly conceived efficiency imperatives, and by helping us to deal with polarizing issues and the conflicts of modernity.
As such we invite contributions on such topics as:
Leadership and mentorship within practices
Education and leadership
Leadership and MacIntyre’s critique of The Manager
Philosophical perspectives on leadership
Leadership in public service organizations
Leadership and sustainability
Persons and personal action inspiring leadership against corrupting effects of late modernity
What we can learn from history: organizational, political and history of leadership; with a focus on both theory papers or historians’ analysis of case studies /periods in economic and business history which can inform concerns or broad themes in the work of MacIntyre.
We also welcome submissions related to any other aspect of MacIntyre’s work, as well as work that addresses broader themes which are also relevant to MacIntyre’s work – such as virtues, practices, work and human flourishing, the narrative unity of life, traditions, as well as areas of philosophy including moral philosophy, science and epistemology, tradition-based enquiry, the ethical status of modernity, the relationship between ethics and metaphysics, and cross-cultural philosophy – from non-MacIntyrean perspectives which can inform and stimulate dialogues across traditions.
Furthermore, in addition to the presentation of work in progress, we welcome presentations based on recently published work, to enable scholars interested in MacIntyre’s work to be kept abreast of relevant research in other disciplines.
Paper proposals of up to 500 words should be sent as an email attachment to [email protected].
February 25, 2024
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