The ethics of patriotism: a debate

John Kleinig, Simon Keller, Igor Primoratz

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    Abstract

    The unique approach taken within the Ethics of Patriotism brings together the differing perspectives of three leading figures in the philosophical debate who deliver an up-to-date, accessible, and vigorous presentation of the major views and arguments. Brings together the differing perspectives of three leading philosophers, who, together, explore the major positions on the ethics of patriotism Connects with several burgeoning fields of interest in philosophy and politics, including nationalism, civic virtue, liberalism and republicanism, loyalty, and cosmopolitanism demonstrates that it is poss. The Ethics of Patriotism presents an intensely focused, detailed, and comprehensive discussion of patriotism as an important philosophical issue; the text engages with the extensive literature on the subject, including the most recent contributions to the debate about the nature and moral credentials of love of, or loyalty to, one's country and polity. -- The unique approach taken within this book brings together the differing perspectives of three leading figures in the philosophical debate. John Kleinig argues that patriotism is a virtuous form of loyalty and self-understanding; Simon Keller argues that patriotism is a vicious form of self-deception; and Igor Primoratz makes the case for a restricted, ethical form of patriotism. Each of the three authors states his case and then responds to the arguments of the others. Thus the three major arguments engage with one another in a way that is both critical and constructive and make a joint contribution toward a better understanding and more judicious evaluation of all the main types of patriotism. -- The text is up-to-date, accessible, and vigorous in its presentation of the major views and arguments, presenting the only sustained, dedicated debate on patriotism and its ethical status. --Book Jacket.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell
    Number of pages189
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780470658857, 9780470658840
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameGreat debates in philosophy

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    Kleinig, J., Keller, S., & Primoratz, I. (2015). The ethics of patriotism: a debate. (1st ed.) (Great debates in philosophy). Wiley-Blackwell.