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25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 8. Communitarianism

[controlling society to enable individuals to flourish]

16 ideas
Obedience to the law gives the best life, and success in war [Xenophon on Socrates]
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 [Berlin on Herder]
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 [MacIntyre on Hegel]
Only in community are people able to cultivate their gifts, and therefore be free [Marx/Engels]
Early societies are based on community, and modern societies on association [Watson on Tönnies]
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]