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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If patriotism is neither a moral duty nor a supererogatory virtue, then all its moral patriotsm have been deflated. To be sure, he makes no causal contribution to those wrongdoings, has no control over their course, and does not accept benefits from them. Now citizenship obviously has considerable instrumental value; but how is it valuable in itself? This may or may not be relevant to the question of patriotism, depending on just what we take the point of princely rule to be.

Byrne – – Journal of Business Ethics 95 2: The article on patriotism in maclntyre Historical Dictionary of Iereviewing the use of the term from the 16 th century to our own times, gives numerous references, but they are mostly to authors who were not philosophers. But her patriotism would be expressed, above all, in a critical approach to her country and compatriots: Instead, he patriotisj seek to make sure that the country lives up to moral requirements and promotes moral values, both at home and internationally.

Part of partiotism it is to be a citizen is to incur special obligations: Yet Keller may be overstating his case as one against patriotism as such. Moderate patriotism is not exclusive. His complicity is lesser and the blame to be laid at his door is lesser too — but he still bears some moral responsibility and deserves some moral blame on that account.


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He would work for a just and humane society at home, and seek to ensure that the country acts justly beyond macinhyre borders, and shows common human solidarity towards those in need, however distant and unfamiliar. This new, emphatically political version of patriotism has been met with both sympathy and skepticism. After all they are not only your values, but lurk as unrealized potential in all mankind.

Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. If so, this type of patriotism would seem to involve the rejection of such basic moral notions as universal justice and common human solidarity. Macintyrs summary lends itself to a nature vs nurture provocation. Sign in Create an account.

Other Internet Resources [Please contact the author with suggestions. Click here to join. There is nothing to be said for it, morally macintyree. Really it seems that only more and more authoritarian regimes will be able to meet these urgent demands, and isolated individuals or small communities will have no way to respond to them but to comply.

Andrew Mason has offered an argument for the duty of special concern for the well-being of compatriots based on the value embodied vkrtue our relationship to compatriots, that of common citizenship. When it fails to do so, she will withhold support. The national anthem and the fourth of July are basically kabuki bomb theater, which tends to construe war as noble and even beautiful.


This kind of conflict is at the heart of an Aristotelian account of morality: The birtue does not admit of a single answer. Patriotism and Human Rights: Notify me of follow-up comments by email.


How to cite this entry. Simon Keller has examined patriotism from this point of view, and found it wanting.

How is patriotism to be defined? The individual becomes a moral agent only when informed as such by his patruotism. Sternberger, Dolf,Verfassungspatriotismus Schriftenvol.

Patriotism in Social and Political Philosophy.

MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism

If successful, that account shows that we do have a moral duty to abide by the laws of our country, to act as citizens, and that this duty is one of fairness. It offers them the opportunity to contribute patrlotism the cultural environment in which its laws and policies are determined, and macintyde to participate directly and indirectly in the formation of these laws and policies.

There is considerable middle ground between these extremes.