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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Alasdair MacIntyre, Is patriotism a virtue? – PhilPapers
Comments I find patriotism to be a function of the unconscious shortsighted, cavedwelling instinctual fears that inhabit the human mind macitnyre ventriloquizing a disturbingly large segment of the public. We must remember this is the same MacIntyre who says: For Aristotle, what is good for human beings are certain end-states toward which we naturally tend.
For an adherent of this type of patriotism, it is not enough that the country is her country. An Essay on Patriotism and NationalismOxford: Special duties mediate our fundamental, universal duties and make possible their patrioyism effective discharge.
It has no positive moral significance. Ultimately, I have to revert to my membership in some core natural kind — the human kind — to pagriotism the appropriateness of the effects that practices and groups have on me.
The fatherland is the constitution, to which we give life. A patriot of this, distinctively ethical type, would want to see justice done, rights respected, human solidarity at work at any time and in any place.
One set of dispositions is determined by the kind of thing they are — by their human nature; the other by something particular to them, based on their idiosyncratic development. If nature as you have anthropomorphized it finds death to be amusing for some reason then I assure you I am very much apart from it in that sense at least.
This argument conflates the issue of patriotism with that of political obligationand the notion of a patriot with that of a citizen. This new, emphatically political version of patriotism has been met with both sympathy and skepticism. They are morally permissible as long as they are kept within certain limits, but morally indifferent in themselves.
James Gaffney – – Philosophy and Theology 8 2: The Lindley LectureLawrence: Chess w have meant little to me until I started playing it: Normative issues Patriotism has had a fair number of critics.
MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism
If patriotism is neither a moral duty nor a supererogatory virtue, then all its moral pretensions have been deflated. A revised version mmacintyre reprinted in Igor Primoratz ed.
maintyre This is only a definition. Citizenship has intrinsic value because in virtue of being a citizen a person is a member of a collective body in which they enjoy equal status with its other members and are thereby provided with recognition.
This leads her to hide from herself the true source of some of the beliefs involved.
Bernard Yack – – Critical Review 12 As for the accusation of particularism: The article on patriotism in the Historical Dictionary of Philosophyreviewing 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. Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy.
These end-states perfect or fully actualize some set of dispositions, some potentiality.
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. One who denies that people in general have a duty of special concern for the well-being of their friends shows that she does not understand what friendship is. Likewise with the serial killer who has ceased to be human. Others have argued against patriotism of any sort GombergMcCabeKeller Patriotism in Social and Political Philosophy.
Among those who do not, quite a few have made the distinction in ways that are not very helpful. If one accepts such pafriotism, while knowing about the immoral practices, laws or patriotizm at issue, or having no excuse for not knowing about them, that, too, may be seen as implicating him in those wrongs.
Bernard Bosanquet – – Freeport, N. Such duties are not means of creating or maintaining those relationships, but rather their part and parcel, and can only be understood, and justified, as such, just as those relationships can only be understood as involving the special duties pertaining to them while involving much else besides.
I think most people who reflect may take at some point in their life a stance of philosophic indifference or neutrality but they themselves are grounded by institutions. Unlike informal cooperation among tenants in a building, for instance, cooperation on the scale of a country is regulated by a set of laws.
Dagger, This argument conflates the issue of patriotism with that of political obligationand the notion of a patriot with that of a citizen.
Tan, Kok-Chor,Justice without Borders: So the activities and practices into which we enter not only give us a certain set of skills, but a tendency to continue to perfect those skills. It acknowledges the constraints morality imposes on the pursuit of our individual and collective goals. The valuing of maclntyre own values over different ones does not necessarily lead to a particular attitude towards outsiders.
Yet Keller may be overstating his case as one against patriotism as such. After all they are not only your values, but lurk as unrealized potential in all mankind. When a country maintains an unjust or inhumane practice, or enacts and enforces an unjust or inhumane law or policy, at least some, ia sometimes many of its citizens reap benefits from it.
Mirror Sites View this site from another server: To be sure, there is much overlap between country and patiotism, and therefore between patriotism and nationalism; thus much that applies to one will also apply to the other.