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

[controlling society to enable individuals to flourish]

39 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 (Meng K'e)]
Friendship holds communities together, and lawgivers value it more than justice [Aristotle]
Friendship is based on a community of sharing [Aristotle]
Community is based on friends, who are equal and similar, and share things [Aristotle]
The best communities rely on a large and strong middle class [Aristotle]
Look at all of the citizens before judging a city to be happy [Aristotle]
Citizens do not just own themselves, but are also parts of the city [Aristotle]
Herder invented the idea of being rooted in (or cut off from) a home or a group [Herder, by Berlin]
Modern life needs individuality, but must recognise that human agency is social [Hegel, by Pinkard]
Human nature only really exists in an achieved community of minds [Hegel]
Moral individuals become ethical when they see the social aspect of a matter [Hegel, by Houlgate]
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]
Kierkegaard prioritises the inward individual, rather than community [Kierkegaard, by Carlisle]
Early Marx anticipates communitarian objections to liberalism [Marx, by Oksala]
Early societies are based on community, and modern societies on association [Tönnies, by Watson]
Assigning a right based on a human capacity implies that the capacity should be developed [Taylor,C]
Our reliance on other people close to us does not imply any political obligations [Taylor,C]
If freedom depends on society and culture, the greatest freedom is in shaping them [Taylor,C]
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]
Autonomy is better achieved within a community [Avineri/De-Shalit]
Communitarians avoid oppression for the common good, by means of small mediating communities [Avineri/De-Shalit]
If our values are given to us by society then we have no grounds to criticise them [Avineri/De-Shalit]
Modern liberalism fails to articulate a vision of the common good [Sandel]
I can't defend the view that the majority values of a community are thereby right [Sandel]
Liberalism concerns rights, and communitarianism concerns the common good [Sandel, by Avineri/De-Shalit]
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]
Liberals treat individuals as mutual strangers, rather than as social beings [Shorten]
We have obligations to our family, even though we didn't choose its members [Tuckness/Wolf]