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60Pursuit of Felicitashttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2013/11/pursuit-of-felicitas
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 In recent years, conservative Aristotelian-Thomists like Patrick Deneen and Alasdair MacIntyre have made the argument that a moral philosophy entailing a substantive account of human happiness or fulfillment is simply incompatible with the American liberal-democratic political order. They are convinced that America’s foundational liberal philosophical principles are in their very DNA corrosive of the traditions and institutions necessary for the realization of final ends inherent in human nature.