Society – A Meeting Place of Wills?

Society A Meeting Place of Wills

“who understand the world solely as an arena for the achievement of their own satisfaction”

The great Alasdair MacIntyre described well the mentality of the modern individualist who has no concept of what a true society is.

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For the individualist, the social world is “nothing but a meeting place for individual wills, each with its own set of attitudes and preferences and who understand the world solely as an arena for the achievement of their own satisfaction, who interpret reality as a series of opportunities for their enjoyment and for whom the last enemy is boredom” (Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Ind., 2007, p. 25).


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