Can patriotism be virtuous? Although philosophy has increasingly struggled to justify it on moral grounds in recent decades, patriotism remains a powerful source of self-identification and political participation.
is Professor of Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. He has previously worked at Boston University and University of Melbourne. He wrote The Limits of Loyalty (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and The Ethics of Patriotism: A Debate (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), co-authored with John Kleinig and Igor Primoratz. His website is simonkeller.co.nz.