The Ethics of Patriotism: A Debate

2015.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Kleinig, Simon Keller, and Igor Primoratz, The Ethics of Patriotism: A Debate, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 189pp., $34.95 (pbk),
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2015.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Kleinig, Simon Keller, and Igor Primoratz, The Ethics of Patriotism: A Debate, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 189pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780470658857. Reviewed by Jill Hernandez, University of Texas at San Antonio Within the landscape of global terror and amidst the necessary philosophical dialogue about the ethics and scope of just war, it can be difficult to remember that many real-world people across the globe believe they have a patriotic duty to take up arms for their country. But providing a useful definition of patriotism and a moral defense of it can prove to be just as difficult. The earlier scholarship of the interlocutors in The Ethics of Patriotism already demonstrates that they are up to the challenge, and their latest contributions offer insight into the complexities of the morally relevant considerations that frame the debate surrounding the permissibility of patriotism. John Kleinig's. . .

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