Dr Peter McMylor - research
Specific research interests:
Keywords: social theory, Alasdair MacIntyre, morality, ethics, sociology of intellectuals, sociology of religion, political religions, cultural identity, historical /comparative/civilizational sociology, economic sociology.
My main research interests lie in the area of the relationship between morality, ethics and religion to social and political theory and practices. I wrote the first book length study of the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre which not only sort to survey aspects of his work but situated it in relationship to a broad range of sociological issues. I am also very interested in the sociology of intellectuals especially in relation to moral and ethical and religious issues. I am also interested in situating moral and cultural change in relation to economic historical and comparative civilizational sociology.
Current research projects:
I am currently preparing a project on the sociology of social science intellectuals as bearers of moral and ethical resources and identities.
I continue to work on the intellectual implications of Alasdair MacIntyre’s philosophy for the social sciences.