Patriotism, Morality, And Peace

Patriotism, Morality, And Peace

by Stephen Nathanson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847678008

ISBN-13: 9780847678006

Pub. Date: 03/16/1993

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Is patriotism a worthy ideal, one that we ought to promote and support? Or is it a dangerous and destructive notion that leads to war and hostility? Patriotism, Morality, and Peace provides the first sustained philosophical treatment of these questions, distinguishes different forms of patriotism, and shows why some forms are indeed dangerous, while others can be

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Is patriotism a worthy ideal, one that we ought to promote and support? Or is it a dangerous and destructive notion that leads to war and hostility? Patriotism, Morality, and Peace provides the first sustained philosophical treatment of these questions, distinguishes different forms of patriotism, and shows why some forms are indeed dangerous, while others can be valuable and constructive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847678006
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/16/1993
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IAnti-Patriotism: Pro and Con
1The Case Against Patriotism3
2Problems for Anti-Patriots17
3Sketch of a Reasonable Form of Patriotism29
4Patriotism Within the Limits of Morality37
Pt. IIIs Moderate Patriotism Patriotic Enough?
5The Basis of Loyalty53
6Are Patriotism and Universal Morality Compatible?65
7The Necessity of Choosing Sides79
8Can We Judge Our Country?89
9The Dimensions of Loyalty105
Pt. IIIFrom the Moderate Patriotic Perspective
10On Deciding Whether a Nation Deserves Our Loyalty117
11Patriotism, Military Service, and Unjust Wars133
12Should Criticism Stop When the Shooting Starts?149
Pt. IVChallenges to Moderate Patriotism
13Patriotism and Global Injustice165
14Patriotism and Nationalism185
15Popular Patriotism199
Selected Bibliography213
Index223
About the Author227

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