Studia Neoaristotelica

Volume 18, Issue 2, 2021

Martin Cajthaml
Pages 215-246

Teleological Foundations of Moral Language in MacIntyre’s Philosophical Project

The paper focuses on MacIntyre’s account of teleology and the role of teleology in explaining value language and grounding ethical normativity. It isolates three distinct albeit interrelated notions of teleology emerging gradually from Macintyre’s philosophical project. It investigates how moral language is explained and moral norms justified on the bases of these three articulations of the teleological motif. It subjects the weakness of this reasoning to criticism.