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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Macedo – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 4: Reprinted in Primoratz ed. There is no morality as such; morality is always the morality of a particular community. Soutphommasane, Tim,The Virtuous Citizen: No keywords specified fix it. While moral philosophers debate the standing of patriotism as an instance of the problem of reconciling universal moral considerations with particular attachments and loyalties, political theorists are primarily interested in patriotism as an ethos of the well-ordered polity and an antidote to nationalism.
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. There is, however, a major tradition in moral philosophy which understands morality as essentially universal viftue impartial, and seems to rule out local, partial attachment and loyalty.
Notify me of new posts by email. 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, and regulated by, a moral rule enjoining special concern for the well-being of the country and compatriots. It will therefore be judged morally unobjectionable by all except some adherents of a strict type of cosmopolitanism.
Yet there is a gap between the two claims, and the latter, stronger case for moderate patriotism still needs to be made. Kedourie, Elie,Nationalism3 rd edition, London: How is it related to similar attitudes, such as nationalism? He also lives amcintyre flourishes as one because he is sustained in his moral life by his community.
MacIntyre expands the Aristotelian account along these lines: A fuller account of patriotism is beyond the scope of this article. 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 Yet until a few decades ago, philosophers used to show next to no interest in the maacintyre.
MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism
Added to PP index Total downloads 38, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 13 37, of 2, How virtu I increase my downloads? 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 in the course of the 20 th century nationalism was deeply compromised. Thus, we have relationships with those around us — with our families and the communities we live in. But however important in other respects these preferences, identifications, and concerns might be, they lack positive moral vietue. Byrne – – Journal of Business Ethics 95 2: We have not been conducive to life for the large swaths of species that we have already caused to go extinct, and as ecological catastrophe develops, nature likewise does not seem in any way to care for our presence.
Routledge, in Association with the Open University. Perhaps we can think of compatriots as an aggregate of individuals. But there is no single reason common to all or even most of them.
MacIntyre and the Morality of 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. Mirror Sites View this site from another server: 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?
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. Your summary lends itself to a nature vs nurture provocation.
The political import of patriotism While moral philosophers debate the standing of patriotism as an instance of the problem of reconciling universal moral considerations with particular attachments and loyalties, political theorists are primarily interested in patriotism as an ethos of the well-ordered polity and an antidote to nationalism.
If not a duty, is patriotism morally valuable? Patriotism has had a fair number of critics. This suggests that patriotism can be judged from the standpoint of ethics of belief — a set of norms for evaluating our beliefs and other doxastic states. While nationalism is accordingly aggressive, patriotism is defensive: He would work for a just and humane society at home, and seek to ensure that the country acts justly beyond its borders, and shows common human solidarity towards those in need, however distant and unfamiliar.
It amounts to an endorsement of provincialism and irrational attitudes of submission to tradition. If you think you are, dont worry—nature will have the last vitrue on you whether it is ashes or dirt. For instance, one who denies that she has an obligation of special concern for the well-being of her friend shows that she no longer perceives and treats the person concerned as a patrkotism, that as far as she is concerned the friendship is gone.
Singer, Peter,One World: If she were to deny that citizens generally have such an obligation, would that betray lack of understanding of what citizenship in the relevant sense is?