Patriotism

[Revised entry by Igor Primoratz on April 26, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Patriotism raises questions of the sort philosophers characteristically discuss: How is patriotism to be defined? How
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[Revised entry by Igor Primoratz on April 26, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Patriotism raises questions of the sort philosophers characteristically discuss: How is patriotism to be defined? How is it related to similar attitudes, such as nationalism? What is its moral standing: is it morally valuable or perhaps even mandatory, or is it rather a stance we should avoid? Yet until a few decades ago, philosophers used to show next to no interest in the subject. The article on patriotism in the Historical Dictionary of Philosophy, reviewing the use of the term from the...

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