A long New York Times profile this weekend advances the proposition that philosopher Robert P. George—whose work I first encountered back in college—is now “this country’s most influential Christian conservative thinker.” I have my doubts, but to the extent the profile itself helps make the claim more true, that’ll be welcome. Andrew Sullivan argues—and I agree—that his natural law arguments often display a conspicuous indifference to actual nature, nor do they stand scrutiny well at a strictly conceptual level. But man oh man would I rather be talking about why the arguments in Making Men Moral don’t work than about why Andy McCarthy’s arguments don’t work.
Conservative Philosophy Returns?
December 23rd, 2009 · 19 Comments