The Intrinsic Argument (Or, Are Nations Moral Communities?)

Margaret Moore

in The Ethics of Nationalism

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780198297468
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599958 | DOI:
The Intrinsic Argument (Or, Are Nations Moral Communities?)

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This chapter is concerned with moral arguments about membership in a national community, focusing on David Miller's On Nationality and Tom Hurka's article ‘The Justification of National Partiality’. It examines the bonds of attachment that co‐nationals feel towards those who share the same national identity, and the moral importance that should be placed on that.

Keywords: attachment; co‐membership; community; co‐nationals; Tom Hurka; David Miller; national identity; Partiality

Chapter.  11590 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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