Political Philosophies and Political Ideologies

A new version of the paper published as chapter 1 of Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009.

Public Affairs Quarterly 15, No. 3 (July 2001): 193-217

27 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2011 Last revised: 18 Mar 2022

Date Written: 2022

Abstract

This essay presents a contrast between four contemporary political philosophies – neutralism, post-modernism, pluralism, and patriotism – and argues that the latter is superior given how it relates to the various political ideologies (liberalism, conservatism, socialism, nationalism, feminism, and so on). A new, patriotic conception of the political spectrum is then advanced, with its basic terms reinterpreted on the basis of how people should respond to given conflicts: those on the left would have us do so with conversation; those in the centre with negotiation; and those on the right with force.

Keywords: political philosophies, political ideologies, political spectrum

Suggested Citation

Blattberg, Charles, Political Philosophies and Political Ideologies (2022). A new version of the paper published as chapter 1 of Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009., Public Affairs Quarterly 15, No. 3 (July 2001): 193-217, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1755117

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