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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Kedourie, Elie,Nationalism3 rd edition, London: If patriotism is neither a moral duty nor a supererogatory virtue, then all its moral pretensions have been deflated. Ethical commitments should be to emancipation for every person in the world unconditionally, as long as we are willing to admit we could have also been born in to any existing form of human subjugation, and with much larger odds than being born in to some decaying American suburb.

MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism

mscintyre It is not unbridled: Moreover, she cannot admit this motivation while at the same time remaining a patriot. He notes that Alasdair MacIntyre has given a defense of patriotism: 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.

This means that with respect to those matters and within the same limits, it is also good for a Cuban to judge as a Cuban and to put Cuban interests first, etc. The question does not admit of a single answer.

Not much needs to be said about the moral standing of this type of patriotism, as it amounts to rejection of morality.


But her patriotism would be expressed, above all, in a critical approach to macintyee country and compatriots: 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 patriotisj such concern is a moral ideal.

When a country maintains an unjust or inhumane practice, or enacts and enforces an unjust or inhumane law or policy, at least some, and sometimes many of its citizens reap benefits from it. Billig, Michael,Banal NationalismLondon: While patriotism of the more usual, worldly kind is neither morally required nor virtuous, but at best morally permitted, ethical patriotism can, under certain fairly common circumstances, be a moral duty Primoratz Again, it depends on the reason for their law-abiding behavior and social cooperation generally.

By doing so, she argues, our patriotism will leave room for serious, even radical criticism of our country, and will not be a force for dissension and conflict in the international arena.

Patriotism in Social and Political Philosophy. Routledge, in Association with the Open University. Instead, he would seek to make sure that the country lives up to moral requirements and promotes moral values, both at home and internationally. History of Western Philosophy.

Compatriots patriotisk priority because we owe it to them as a matter of reciprocity. If we indeed have a duty of special concern towards compatriots, and if that is an associative duty, that is because our association with them is macinyyre valuable and bound up with this duty.

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.

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Sternberger, Dolf,Verfassungspatriotismus Schriftenvol. If one accepts such benefits, while knowing about the immoral practices, laws or patrioitsm at issue, or having no excuse for not knowing about them, that, too, may be seen as implicating him in those wrongs.

The claim about the intrinsic value of our association might be thought a moot point. Some do their part without giving much thought to the pafriotism for doing so; others believe that doing so is, in the long run, the most prudent policy; still others act out of altruistic motives.

Bernard Yack – – Critical Review 12 This new, emphatically political version of patriotism has been met with both sympathy and skepticism.

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Debating the Limits of PatriotismBoston: Related Entries communitarianism consequentialism cosmopolitanism egoism impartiality loyalty nationalism obligations: There is yet another way of distinguishing patriotism and nationalism — one that is quite simple and begs no moral questions.

There is now a lively philosophical debate about the moral patriiotism of patriotism that shows no signs of abating. 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 macintyrw involving much else besides.