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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Viroli, Maurizio,For Love of Country: But a person whose love for her country was not expressed in any special concern for it would scarcely be considered a patriot. 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.

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George Orwell contrasted the two in terms of aggressive vs. There is no morality as such; morality is always the morality of a particular community. An Argument for Unpatriotic Patriotism. Likewise, belonging to any sort of community will have the same sort of effect: Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy.

But her patriotism would be expressed, above all, in a critical approach to her country and compatriots: Extreme patriots will also fight for it in whatever pstriotism it takes to win. Accordingly, she forms beliefs about her country in ways different from the ways in which she forms beliefs about other countries. Tan, Kok-Chor,Justice without Borders: Andrew Mason patriotlsm offered an argument for the duty of special concern for the well-being of compatriots based on the value embodied in our relationship to compatriots, that of common citizenship.


Moreover, gratitude is appropriate only for a benefit conferred freely, as a gift, and not as a quid pro quo. This type of patriotism is extreme, but by no means extremely rare. If it could, other types of partialism, such as tribalism, racism, or sexism, would by the same token prove morally valuable too. The fatherland is the constitution, to which we give life.

But most of the benefits we receive from our country are of the latter sort: One might find fault with the step from communitarianism to patriotism: Patriotism and Human Rights: There is, however, a major tradition in moral philosophy which understands morality as essentially universal and impartial, and seems to rule out local, partial attachment and loyalty. 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.

Feser is the go to man on telos, but not so much on science.


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. I give my political loyalty to no program. But in macontyre course of the 20 th century nationalism was deeply compromised.


If one accepts such benefits, while knowing about the immoral practices, laws or policies at issue, or having no excuse for not knowing about them, maacintyre, too, may be seen as implicating him in those wrongs. Only the last group — surely a tiny minority — would be a proper object of our gratitude.

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.

MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism

If she came across two strangers in a life-threatening situation and could only save patriohism, would she have a prima facie moral duty to save the one who was a compatriot? Yet there is a gap between the two claims, and the latter, stronger case for moderate patriotism still needs to be made.

A DebateOxford: They may give me dispositions that are at odds with my humanity and hence my happiness. Institutions and traditions and culture for better or worse are the grounds for self. To be sure, he makes no causal contribution to those wrongdoings, has no control over their course, and does not accept benefits from them. It is rather a common enterprise that produces and distributes a wide range of benefits.