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25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 7. Communitarianism

[controlling society to enable individuals to flourish]

23 ideas
Obedience to the law gives the best life, and success in war [Socrates, by Xenophon]
Education in virtue produces citizens who are active but obedient [Plato]
Is there anything better for a community than to produce excellent people? [Plato]
Extend the treatment of the old and young in your family to the rest of society [Mencius (Mengzi)]
The mark of a good legislator is that they make their citizens good by habituation [Aristotle]
Friendship holds communities together, and lawgivers value it more than justice [Aristotle]
Friendship is based on a community of sharing [Aristotle]
Herder invented the idea of being rooted in (or cut off from) a home or a group [Herder, by Berlin]
Human nature only really exists in an achieved community of minds [Hegel]
For Hegel, the moral life can only be led within a certain type of community [Hegel, by MacIntyre]
Only in community are people able to cultivate their gifts, and therefore be free [Marx/Engels]
Early Marx anticipates communitarian objections to liberalism [Marx, by Oksala]
Early societies are based on community, and modern societies on association [Tönnies, by Watson]
Communitarian states only encourage fairly orthodox ideas of the good life [Kymlicka]
The 'Kantian' view of the self misses the way it is embedded or situated in society [Kymlicka]
Communitarians say we should pay more attention to our history [Kymlicka]
Communitarianism in epistemology sees the community as the primary knower [Kusch]
The best way to build a cohesive community is to be involved in a war [Swift]
Membership and inclusion in a community implies non-membership and exclusion [Swift]
Multiculturalism is a barrier to the whole state being a community [Swift]
Liberals are concerned to protect individuals from too much community [Swift]
In 1750 losing your family and community meant death [Harari]
We have obligations to our family, even though we didn't choose its members [Tuckness/Wolf]