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The Morality of Nationalism : American Physiological Society People - Robert McKim

The Morality of Nationalism

American Physiological Society People

By: Robert McKim (Editor), Jeff McMahan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th July 1997
ISBN: 9780195103922
Number Of Pages: 384

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The resurgence of nationalist sentiment in many parts of the world today, together with the erosion of national barriers through the continuing rapid expansion of globalizing technologies and economic structures, has made questions about nationalism more pressing than ever.
Collecting new work by some of the leading moral and political thinkers of our time, including Jonathan Glover, Will Kymlicka, Avishai Margalit, Samuel Scheffler, Yael Tamir, Charles Taylor, and Michael Walzer, this important volume seeks to illuminate nationalism from a moral and evaluative perspective rather than to provide policy prescriptions or predictive analyses. With discussion of issues such as the ideal of national self- determination, the permissibility of secession, the legitimacy of international intervention, and tolerance between nations, The Morality of Nationalism contains both pro- and anti-nationalist argument and concentrates throughout on matters of deep ethical and political significance. To what extent should people be permitted to act on the basis of loyalty to those to whom they are specially related? Are there benign forms of nationalism? Should liberals repudiate nationalism? What value should we attach to cultural diversity?
Provocative and timely, The Morality of Nationalism will interest a variety of readers, from political philosophers and

"...a welcome and important addition to [the] literature....The contribution to this book are uniformly firstrate.....Excellent."--American Political Science Review "The essays are usually gems of sustained philosophical analysis, and there are facts and arresting bon mots essential to the arguments."--Choice "At a time when talk of nationalism conjures up images of bloodshed and despair in Bosnia or Chechnya, it is good to be reminded that there is a non-violent and non-xenophobic nationalism that can stand a scrupulous moral investigation. These essays do not answer all the questions that beset citizens who wish to reconcile their duties to humanity with their love of their own country--but they certainly advance the debate."--Alan Ryan, New College, Oxford "A first-rate collection. The contributions are of uniformly high quality; they represent a broad range of contemporary philosophical perspectives; and they form an unusually coherent whole....As stimulating a survey of the subject as any philosophical reader could reasonably hope to find between the covers of a single volume."--Charles R. Beitz, Bowdoin College "These are important essays on important questions: they place issues that are of central practical importance in a theoretical context that illuminates them. Even when I do not agree with them, I find them helpful in framing the issues."--K. Anthony Appiah, Harvard University "...a welcome and important addition to [the] literature....The contribution to this book are uniformly firstrate.....Excellent."--American Political Science Review "The essays are usually gems of sustained philosophical analysis, and there are facts and arresting bon mots essential to the arguments."--Choice "At a time when talk of nationalism conjures up images of bloodshed and despair in Bosnia or Chechnya, it is good to be reminded that there is a non-violent and non-xenophobic nationalism that can stand a scrupulous moral investigation. These essays do not answer all the questions that beset citizens who wish to reconcile their duties to humanity with their love of their own country--but they certainly advance the debate."--Alan Ryan, New College, Oxford "A first-rate collection. The contributions are of uniformly high quality; they represent a broad range of contemporary philosophical perspectives; and they form an unusually coherent whole....As stimulating a survey of the subject as any philosophical reader could reasonably hope to find between the covers of a single volume."--Charles R. Beitz, Bowdoin College "These are important essays on important questions: they place issues that are of central practical importance in a theoretical context that illuminates them. Even when I do not agree with them, I find them helpful in framing the issues."--K. Anthony Appiah, Harvard University "This collection is essential reading for anyone working on Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, or related areas. The combination of an all-star cast and consistently good papers means that this collection is destined to be one of the most read and cited in the area."--Australasian Journal of Philosophy

Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
The Nature, Sources, and Psychology of Nationalismp. 9
Nations, Identity, and Conflictp. 11
Notesp. 29
Nationalism and Modernityp. 31
Notesp. 53
The Sources of Nationalism Commentary on Taylorp. 56
Notesp. 64
Nationalism in a Comparative Mode a Response to Charles Taylorp. 66
Notesp. 72
The Moral Psychology of Nationalismp. 74
Notesp. 87
Conventions and Conversions, Or, Why is Nationalism Sometimes So Nasty?p. 88
Notesp. 101
Nationalism and the Demands of Impartialityp. 105
The Limits of National Partialityp. 107
Notesp. 135
The Justification of National Partialityp. 139
Notesp. 155
Nationalism, for and (mainly) Againstp. 158
Nationalism and the Limits of Global Humanismp. 176
Notesp. 186
Nationalism Liberalism, and the Statep. 189
Liberalism, Nationalism, and Egalitarianismp. 191
Notesp. 206
Context, Continuity, and Fairnessp. 209
Notesp. 223
Pro Patria Mori! Death and the Statep. 227
Notesp. 239
Toleration Among National Groupsp. 243
The Politics of Difference Statehood and Toleration in a Multicultural Worldp. 245
National Identity and Respect Among Nationsp. 258
Notesp. 272
National Self- Determination, Sovereignty, and Interventionp. 275
Democracy and Communal Self-Determinationp. 277
Notesp. 297
Self-Determination, Secession, and the Rule of Lawp. 301
Notesp. 321
The Case for Linguistic Self-Defensep. 324
Notesp. 338
Eroding Sovereignty the Advance of Principlep. 340
Notesp. 354
Indexp. 360
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ISBN: 9780195103922
ISBN-10: 0195103920
Series: American Physiological Society People
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 10th July 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56