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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This leads her to hide from herself the true source of some of the beliefs involved. I do not believe in ideals or forms of community as a nostrum for contemporary social ills.

This argument conflates the issue of patriotism with that of political obligationand the notion of a patriot with that of a citizen. James Gafney – – In Igor Primoratz ed. Patriotism raises questions of the sort philosophers characteristically discuss: The special relationship between the patriot and the patria and compatriots — the relationship of love and identification — has been dissolved.

To be sure, he makes no causal contribution to those wrongdoings, has no control over their course, and does not accept benefits from them. We can not assign human freedom in the form of an ontological category because it is rapidly becoming apparent the world is not and never will be in any way for-us, our pitiful existence pales in comparison with its vast expanse, our consciousness is in many ways very similar to a rock lying on a windy plain being carved away by its environment, before whatever life or process follows each of us is inevitably vaporized by the expanding sun.

There is nothing to be said for it, morally speaking. 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 w. Weil, Simone,The Need for Rootstrans.


Viroli, Maurizio,For Love of Country: 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. Pauline Kleingeld – – Kant-Studien 94 3: Some of these objections can easily be countered.

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MacIntyre – Is Patriotism a Virtue?

For Aristotle, virtuue is good for human beings are certain end-states toward which we naturally tend. 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.

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. But there is no single reason common to all or even most of them.

Is Patriotism a Virtue? Such identification is expressed in vicarious feelings: He notes that Alasdair MacIntyre has given a defense of patriotism: He cannot say in good faith: Yet until a few decades ago, philosophers used to show next to no interest in the subject. MasonMason goes on to claim: While nationalism is accordingly aggressive, patriotism is defensive: One set of dispositions is determined by the kind of thing they are — by their human nature; the id by something particular to them, based on their idiosyncratic development.

But some responsibility in this connection may also devolve on those who have no part in the making of the decisions or in their implementation, nor even provide support, but accept the benefits such a practice, law or policy generates.



As such it does not privilege the Nation State, and certainly could not be used to justify the extreme Nationalism that one sees. Alasdair MacIntyre, for 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. It will therefore be judged morally unobjectionable by all except some adherents of a strict type of cosmopolitanism.

The fatherland is the constitution, to which we give life. We must remember this is the same MacIntyre who says: An Argument for Unpatriotic Patriotism. Thus patriotism and nationalism are understood as the same type of set of beliefs and attitudes, and distinguished in terms of their objects, rather than the strength of those beliefs and attitudes, or as sentiment vs.

The benefits one has received from her country might be considered relevant to the duty of patriotism in a different way: Gary Gutting reflects this Fourth of July on the morality of patriotismwhich is grounded in a kind of in-group loyalty at odds with moral theories that require that we treat all human beings equally, regardless of whether we are part of the same family, tribe, or nation.

Sternberger, Dolf,Verfassungspatriotismus Schriftenvol. And we cannot talk with confidence about the reasons a large and complex pstriotism or institution has for its actions.

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.

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