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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The Ethics of GlobalizationNew Haven: However, both Baron and Nathanson fail to distinguish clearly between showing that their preferred type of patriotism is morally unobjectionable and showing that it is pattriotism required or virtuous, and sometimes seem to be assuming that by showing the former, they are also showing the latter.

This account of patriotism is exposed to several objections. In a later statement of his argument80—81Keller seems to be of two minds on this point. Since the rise macinytre the nation-state, it has been widely held that some form of nationalism is indispensable as a pre-political basis of the unity of the state that makes for solidarity among citizens and provides them with motivation to participate in public life and make pattriotism for the common good.

Reprinted in Habermas, Between Facts and Norms: This leads MacIntyre to conclude that patriotism is not to be contrasted with morality; it is rather a central moral virtue, indeed the bedrock of morality.

When it fails to do so, she will withhold support.


Many authors use the two terms interchangeably. This new, emphatically political version of patriotism has been met with both sympathy and skepticism. I give my political loyalty to no program. What, vritue, is the moral status of patriotism?

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Adherents of both extreme and robust patriotism will consider themselves bound to fight for their country whether its cause be just or not. NathansonYet another objection would focus on the fundamentally irrational character of robust patriotism: But however important in other respects these preferences, ls, and concerns might be, they lack positive moral import.

It also lies with those who give support to such decisions and their implementation.

There is considerable middle ground between these extremes. By doing so, we will be attending to an important aspect of our own moral identity and integrity.


Hulas, Maciej, and Stanislaw Fel eds. Billig, Michael,Banal NationalismLondon: This is bad faith.

As Richard Dagger puts it: Bad faith is bad; so is patriotism, as well as every identity, individual or collective, constituted, in part, by patriotic loyalty. Gratitude is probably the most popular among the grounds adduced for patriotic duty.

This may or may not be relevant to the question of patriotism, depending on just what macinyyre take the point of princely rule to be.

Some philosophers seek to ground patriotic duty in its good consequences see the entry on consequentialism. Vrtue acknowledges the constraints morality imposes on the pursuit of our individual and collective goals. And these groups and activities structure me — alter the kind of being I am: I think in this sense we are forced to deal with the existential problem of knowing we are always member to the wrong crowd, humanity must eventually consume not only large numbers of one another, but all other species, the planet, and of course much more implausibly the solar system, and all of the galaxies, as it desires to persist against all odds.


They establish a division of si labor, necessary because our capacity of doing good is limited by our resources and circumstances.

Feser is the go to man on telos, but not so much on science. Perhaps we can think of compatriots as an aggregate of individuals. She would consider her own moral identity as bound up virttue that of her country, and the moral record patriotiwm the patria as hers too. The benefits one has received from her country might be considered relevant to the duty of patriotism in a different way: Not much needs to be macntyre about the moral standing of this type of patriotism, as it amounts to rejection of morality.

But even if it were conceded, one might still resist the claim concerning the alleged duty. As for the accusation of particularism: