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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2014, 46

Author: Juan Espíndola

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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 kgonzale@up.edu.mx Universidad Panamericana México Espíndola, Juan A Criticism of Edmund Burke’s Conception of Patriotism Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
46, enero-junio, 2014, pp.
121-149 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323033018005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative A Criticism of Edmund Burke’s Conception of Patriotism* Juan Espíndola Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM juan.espindola.mata@gmail.com Abstract This paper draws on scholarship examining Edmund Burke’s emotionalism in order to conceptualize his understanding of patriotism, and to understand how it hangs together with other dimensions of his political and aesthetic thought.
More substantively, the paper takes the further step of engaging with recent accounts of patriotism in order to criticize Burke’s patriotism.
According to sympathetic views of Burke’s patriotism, and the theory of emotions that underlies it, the latter has resources to ground a cosmopolitanism of a particular kind.
The paper contests these views by highlighting the affinities of Burkean patriotism to some objectionable forms of patriotism, such as Alasdair MacIntyre’s version of it, and its incompatibility with less objectionable forms, such as Jürgen Habermas’s. Key words: Edmund Burke, patriotism, emotions, Jürgen Habermas. Resumen Este artículo se apoya en la literatura sobre el papel de las emociones en la filosofía de Edmund Burke para caracterizar su concepción del patriotismo, y para entender cómo se relaciona con otras dimensiones de su pensamiento político y estético.
Más importante aún, el artículo rechaza la idea...

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