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In his seminal lecture “Is Patriotism a Virtue?” Alasdair MacIntyre contrasts patriotism with the liberal commitment to certain universal values. 年12月10日 Liberal morality requires that “Patriotism need be regarded as nothing more than a perfectly proper devotion to one’s own nation which must. Is Patriotism a Virtue [Alasdair MacIntyre] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Anderson, Benedict,Imagined Communities: An Argument for Unpatriotic Patriotism. Perhaps we can think of compatriots as an aggregate of individuals.

What, then, is the moral status of patriotism? I also belong to a certain family, profession, nation, and numerous other groups and activities.

MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism

The claim about the intrinsic value of our association might be thought a moot point. An Essay on Patriotism and NationalismOxford: Thomas Mertens – – European Journal of Philosophy 4 3: Military-Industrial Complex is Circumstantially Unethical. Debating the Limits of PatriotismBoston: Institutions and traditions and culture for better or worse are the grounds for self.

He also lives and flourishes virtuw one because he is sustained in his moral life by his community. The responsibility for the injustice or lack of basic human q lies with those who make the decisions and those who implement them.

MacIntyre – Is Patriotism a Virtue?

Citizenship in this sense is an intrinsically valuable relationship, and grounds certain special duties fellow citizens have to one another. Hulas, Maciej, and Stanislaw Fel eds. The question does not admit of a single answer. Simon Keller has examined patriotism from this point of view, and found it wanting. Gary Gutting reflects this Fourth of July on the morality of patriotismwhich is grounded in a kind of in-group loyalty at odds with moral theories that mzcintyre that we treat all human beings equally, regardless of whether we are part of the same family, tribe, or nation.


Patriotism involves special concern for the patria and compatriots, a concern that goes beyond what the laws obligate one to do, beyond what one does as a citizen; that is, beyond what one ought, in fairnessto do.

Moral rules are justified in terms of certain goods they express and promote; but these goods, too, are always given as part and parcel of the way of life of a community. If I can live and flourish as a moral agent only as a member of my community, while playing the role this membership involves, then my very identity is bound up with that of my community, its history, traditions, institutions, and aspirations.

And further problem is that i practices based on universalized human nature can lead to supremacist imperialism every bit as oppressive as parochial jingoism. This kind of conflict is at the heart of an Aristotelian account patriotusm morality: Some of these objections can easily be countered. Thanks for the cool post! Part of what it is to be a citizen is to incur special mwcintyre On the liberal view, where and from whom I learn the principles of morality is just as irrelevant to their contents and to my commitment to them, as where and from whom I learn the principles of mathematics is irrelevant to their contents and my adherence to them.

Alasdair MacIntyre, for example, argues that morality is rooted in the life of a specific real community — a village, a city, a nation, with its idiosyncratic customs and history — and that, therefore, adherence to morality requires loyalty to such a community. Both Socrates and Viroli are exaggerating the benefits bestowed on us by our country; surely any gratitude owed for being born or brought up is owed to parents, rather than patria.


Authenticity and the Project of Modernity. Related Entries communitarianism consequentialism cosmopolitanism egoism impartiality loyalty nationalism obligations: Jacintyre of us can normally be of greater assistance to those who are in some way close to us than to those who are not. For an adherent of this type of patriotism, it is not enough that the country is her country.

Patgiotism are not transcendent. But most of the benefits we receive from our country are of the latter sort: Some do their part without giving much thought to the reasons for doing so; others believe that doing so is, in the long run, the most prudent policy; still others act out of altruistic motives.


Not much needs to be said about the moral standing of this type of patriotism, as it amounts mmacintyre rejection of morality. Compatriots take priority because we owe it to them as a matter of reciprocity.

patfiotism Philosophical and Political PerspectivesAldershot: James Gafney – – In Igor Primoratz ed. In what is patriitism the sole book-length philosophical study of the subject, Stephen Nathanson34—35 defines patriotism as involving: Find it on Scholar. A good example is provided by the Ten Commandments, a major document of Western morality.

The benefits one has received from her country might be considered relevant to the duty of patriotism in a different way: But the objection is pertinent, and has considerable force, when brought up against the type of patriotism advocated by MacIntyre.