Authors. Alasdair MacIntyre. University of Notre Dame. Follow. Abstract. This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for , given by Alasdair Maclntyre, a Scottish. Patriotism, on this view, is essential for living a morally good life. MacIntyre’s argument (in his Lindley Lecture, “Is Patriotism a Virtue?. 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.

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We lastly found however, that the being of organic matter, is merely a necessary result of there being matter in general. Mirror Sites View this site from another server: There is also a view of patriotic duty that, in contrast to the consequentialist account, does not dissolve, but rather highlight this relationship. But however important in other respects these preferences, identifications, and concerns might be, they lack positive moral import.

But whereas a patriot is also a citizen, a citizen is not necessarily a patriot. They also consider patriotism an important component of our identity. Request removal from index. At another level, we can and ought to reflect on such commitments and attachments from a universal, impartial point of view, to delineate their proper scope and determine their weight.

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.

Alasdair MacIntyre, Is patriotism a virtue? – PhilPapers

The same moral value, sympathy for and assistance to people in need, grounds a certain degree of concern for others as a general moral duty and explains why a significantly higher degree of such concern is a moral ideal. Moderate patriotism is not exclusive.

Patriotism is not but another extension of the duty of concern for others; it is a special concern for my country because it is my country, for my compatriots because they are my compatriots. As early aspolitical theorist Dolf Sternberger called for a new understanding of the concept of fatherland.


MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism

Just as an acorn will tend to develop toward an end that actualizes its full potential Oak treehuman beings strive to function well in a way that os appropriate to human being. Byrne – – Journal of Business Ethics 95 2: NathansonYet another objection would focus patrootism the fundamentally irrational character of robust patriotism: He notes that Alasdair MacIntyre has given a defense of patriotism: Their cooperation enables us to enjoy the benefits of the enterprise, and fairness demands that we reciprocate.

Authenticity and the Project of Modernity. Others have argued against patriotism of any sort GombergMcCabeKeller The special relationship between the patriot and the patria and compatriots — the relationship of love and identification — has been dissolved.

As we have seen, our ends our determined by the type of beings we are. In patrotism, citizens have an obligation to each other to participate fully in public life and an obligation to give priority to the needs of fellow citizens.

Tan, Kok-Chor,Justice without Borders: These relationships are greater than our bond with the rest of humanity, and therefore have greater sway. One might find fault with the step from communitarianism to patriotism:. Fichte, gave the subject more than a passing reference — and most of what Fichte had to say actually pertains to nationalism, rather than patriotism see Busch and Dierse I find patriotism to be a function of the unconscious shortsighted, cavedwelling instinctual fears that inhabit the human mind actively ventriloquizing a disturbingly large segment of the public.

Weil, Simone,The Need for Rootstrans. The fatherland is the constitution, to which we give life. There is simply no reason for it, your birth in to any given nation is an entirely contingent circumstance. To be sure, there virttue much overlap between country and nation, and therefore between patriotism and nationalism; thus much that applies to one will also apply to the other.


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Essays in Honor of E. The latter type of patriotism need not conflict with impartial justice or common human solidarity. Citizenship in this sense is an intrinsically valuable relationship, and grounds certain special duties fellow citizens have to one another.

There is considerable middle ground between these extremes. He cannot say in good faith: 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.

But most of the benefits we receive from our country are of the latter sort: Thus, extreme Patriotism is wrong because it disregards the rest of the world, and no Patriotism is wrong because it disregards the local community. The rules that regulate the cooperation and determine the distribution of burdens and benefits enjoin, among other things, special concern for the well-being of compatriots which is not due to outsiders.

What is its moral standing: Not every group is good for me. Igor Primorac – – Croatian Journal of Philosophy 4 patirotism This leads her to hide from herself the true source of some of the beliefs involved. Finally, moderate patriotism is not uncritical, unconditional, or egocentric. Its adherent will show special concern for his country and compatriots, but that will not prevent him from showing concern for other countries and their inhabitants.

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