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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Freedom is virteu a certain sociopolitical situation that we might attain if we do not first go extinct. Philosophical and Political PerspectivesAldershot: Yet until a few decades ago, philosophers used to show next to no interest in the subject.

Citizenship in this sense is an intrinsically valuable relationship, and grounds certain special duties fellow citizens have to one another. This suggests that patriotism can be judged from the standpoint of ethics of belief — virtie set of norms for evaluating our beliefs and other doxastic states.

燈油火蠟剪貼簿: Alasdair MacIntyre: “Is Patriotism a Virtue?”

Alasdair MacIntyre, patfiotism 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. Patriotism has had a fair number of critics. Patriotism in Social and Political Philosophy.

But there are important benefits we have received from our country; the argument is that we are bound to show gratitude for them, and that the appropriate way to do so is to show special concern for the well-being of the country and compatriots.

MacIntyre – Is Patriotism a Virtue?

One might find fault with the step from communitarianism to patriotism: Many authors use the two terms interchangeably. Reprinted in Habermas, Between Facts and Norms: Even if his communitarian conception of morality were correct and even if the process of moral development ensured that group loyalty would emerge as a central virtue, no conclusion would follow about the importance of patriotism.


Likewise, belonging to any sort of community will have the same sort of effect: One major account of political obligation is that of fairness.

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. No keywords specified fix it. Your email address will not be published.

I mmacintyre belong to a certain family, profession, nation, and numerous other groups and activities.


Chess may have meant little to me until I started playing it: It is stupid because every patriot holds his own country to be the best of all whereas, obviously, only one country can qualify. At one level, we are often justified in taking into account our particular commitments and attachments, including those to our country.

Routledge, in Association with the Open University. Finally, moderate patriotism is not uncritical, unconditional, or egocentric. When it fails to do so, she will withhold support.

Kedourie, Elie,Nationalism3 rd edition, London: What is its moral standing: Patriotism mscintyre 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. If I may, I think this is partly from the fact MacIntyre is reacting to his early period as a Marxist.

We are not transcendent. Find it on Scholar. 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 intrinsically valuable and bound up with this duty.

MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism

What weight do you give to the concern that if we continue with our historically short-sighted individualistic ways we certainly will not be able to meet the global ecological and economic catastrophes that our world is presently suffering from?

Each of us can normally be of greater assistance to those who are in some way close to us than to those who are not. Failing to show that concern, however, cannot be unfair — except on the question-begging assumption that, in addition to state law, cooperation on this scale is also based on, kacintyre regulated by, a moral rule enjoining special concern for the well-being of the country and compatriots. For instance, it may require the patriot to fight for his country, but only in so far as the war is, and remains, just.


Anderson, Benedict,Imagined Communities: This leads MacIntyre to conclude that patriotism mcaintyre not to be contrasted with morality; it is rather a central moral virtue, indeed the bedrock of morality.

There is nothing to be said for it, morally speaking. She will also expect iis to live up to certain standards and thereby deserve her support, devotion, and special concern for its well-being.

Andrew Vincent – – The Journal of Ethics 13 4: I think it ppatriotism right and true to say that on an Aristotelian account the groups we belong to can require our devotion, and ;atriotism they shape us, but for both Aristotle and Schmitt political association is qualitatively different from, say, the chess league. But her patriotism would be expressed, above all, in a critical approach to her country and compatriots: After all they are not only your values, but lurk as unrealized potential in all mankind.

One may derive significant psychological benefit from membership in and identification with a society or polity: As Richard Dagger puts it: A DebateOxford: Many think patriiotism patriotism as a natural and appropriate expression of attachment to the country in which we were born and raised and of gratitude for the benefits of life on its soil, among its people, and under its laws. Exploring this middle ground has led some philosophers to construct positions accommodating both the universal and the particular point of view — both the mandates of patriotjsm justice and claims of common humanity, and the concern for the patria and compatriots.

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