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Dr Peter McMylor - research

Research interests

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.